Liz Cheney Learns Her Fate As Her Primary Election Is Called

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U.S. Representative from Wyoming Liz Cheney, daughter of Trump adversary Dick Cheney, has been campaigning for reelection against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.

Cheney’s campaign has highlighted her opposition to Trump consistently, especially in regard to the question of voting integrity in the 2020 presidential election.

As Trump’s numbers keep rising in polls nationwide, Cheney must have realized that being against the former president might not help her in her own election results.

As polls show a steady decline in favor toward current President Joe Biden, polls are also showing a steady increase of favor toward Trump as a candidate in 2024.

Cheney might have been expecting defeat in her current race.

Public opinion polls indicated that Cheney would likely get trounced on Tuesday in the Republican primary for Wyoming’s statewide congressional district.

She badly trailed Harriet Hageman, a lawyer, and politician who has been endorsed and heavily supported by Trump as the former president aims to oust Cheney from her House seat in a state where he won a whopping 70% of the vote in 2020.

Regardless of those numbers, Cheney made sure her opposition to Trump was still known.

Late last week, Cheney said her most important political priority moving forward will be to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

“America cannot remain free if we abandon the truth. The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious. It preys on those who love their country,” she said in a final campaign video to Wyoming voters. “It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law.”

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Cheney was the most senior of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the then-president on a charge of inciting the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the U.S. Capitol.

The attack was waged by right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters who aimed to disrupt congressional certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory in the 2020 election.

Cheney made her priorities clear in recent interviews:

“I am working hard to earn every single vote,” Cheney said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” late last month.

However, she continued: “Given the choice between maintaining my seat in the House of Representatives on the one hand or ensuring the survival of our constitutional republic and ensuring the American people know the truth about Donald Trump, I will choose the Constitution and the truth every day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

The three-term lawmaker’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who had a lead role in her primary campaign’s closing ad last week, said that he and wife Lynne Cheney “are so proud of Liz for standing up for the truth, doing what is right, honoring her oath to the Constitution when so many in our own party are too scared to do so.

“Liz is fearless. She never backs down from a fight,” the elder Cheney said.

Dick Cheney served as the vice-president under former president George W. Bush, and he and then President Donald Trump parted ways as adversaries during Trump’s presidency.

The elder Cheney obviously has strong feelings about Trump.

He went on to say that “there is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office. And she will succeed.”

Liz Cheney also took aim at Hageman for her strong support for Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was “rigged.”

“Like many candidates across this country, my opponents in Wyoming have said that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen. No one who understands our nation’s laws, no one with an honest, honorable, genuine commitment to our Constitution would say that. It is a cancer that threatens our great Republic,” Cheney said.

In recent comments, Cheney appears to have accepted her defeat as a personal price paid in order to realize her ultimate objective of ensuring Trump never again wins the presidency.

On “Fox News Sunday” last month, she claimed that her focus “is on absolutely doing what is right and that is what’s guided me ever since last election” when asked whether she’ll launch a presidential bid herself, Conservative Brief reports.

The Cheney family vendetta against Trump did not serve well in this election.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has been defeated after spending the last few years smearing, attacking, and going after former President Donald Trump.

Trump-backed Harriet Hageman has been declared the winner over Cheney in Tuesday’s Wyoming Republican primary.

Liz Cheney said the morning after her defeat in Wyoming that she is ‘thinking about’ running for president.

‘I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning,’ Cheney told NBC’s Today program of a 2024 run for office. ‘But it is something I’m thinking about’

“Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all,” Cheney noted.

Trump Jr. posted a hilarious video after her defeat.


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