Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney conceded defeat in the primary election for her House seat on Tuesday following months of her withering criticism of former President Donald Trump and his efforts to subvert the 2020 election. “This primary election is over, but now the real work begins,” Cheney said, nodding to future political plans to take on Trump. Cheney noted that she had called opponent Harriet Hageman to congratulate her.
“Our nation is barreling once again toward crisis, lawlessness and violence,” Cheney said. “No American should support election deniers for any position of genuine responsibility.” Hageman argued that Cheney was out of step with the state. “By our vote today, Wyoming has put the elites on notice: We are no longer going to tolerate representatives who don’t represent us,” Hageman said in her victory speech.
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Girl, BYE! @Liz_Cheney
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 17, 2022
A clear message is being sent about what the Republican Party needs to be.
It’s not anything like liar Liz Cheney, who is nothing like Abraham Lincoln.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene?? (@RepMTG) August 17, 2022
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 17, 2022
Trump has now defeated the Clinton, McCain, Bush, AND Cheney dynasties.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 17, 2022
Breathtakingly arrogant speech by loser Liz Cheney. Orchestrating show trials contrary to safeguards guaranteed by the Bill of Rights is not Lincolnesque. On the contrary, Cheney’s actions mirror precisely the authoritarianism our founders fought valiantly against.
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) August 17, 2022
Few people in Washington have been as wrong and damaging on foreign policy as Liz Cheney. Congratulations to @HagemanforWY on her victory tonight. I look forward to working with an advocate for liberty as the next Congresswoman from Wyoming. Bye Liz.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 17, 2022