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Donald Trump’s nemesis Liz Cheney loses Wyoming primary

2022-08-17T21:15:45+00:00
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  • Donald Trump’s nemesis loses the Wyoming primary.
  • Liz Cheney lost to a rival backed by the former president.
  • «This primary election is over. But now the real work begins.»

Liz Cheney loses Wyoming primary. On Tuesday Representative Liz Cheney, who is the Republican Representative from Wyoming and former minority leader in the House, lost the Republican primary to a candidate supported by the former US president, Donald Trump.

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney failed to win the Republican primary in Wyoming on Tuesday night. Despite the fact that Trump was not on the ballot, his name was in the air due to his support of her opponent Harriet Hageman, according to NBC News.

Liz Cheney loses the Wyoming primary

Liz Cheney loses the Republican primary
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It should be remembered that the former president and Cheney are considered enemies as she has had a pivotal role in the committee investigating Trump’s involvement with the attack on the Capitol on January 6. The former president sought revenge and apparently, he has succeeded for now.

On Tuesday night after speaking about what happened at the Capitol on January 6, Cheney acknowledged that she had lost, while hinting that she’s not done with politics: «This primary election is over,» said Cheney. «But now the real work begins.»

Liz Cheney is considered an enemy of Trump

Liz Cheney Republican primaries: She is considered a rival of Trump
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Congresswoman Cheney noted that she won her primary two years ago with more than 70% of the vote and could have done the same tonight if she had adhered to Trump’s election lies. «That was a path I couldn’t or didn’t want to take,» she said.

It should be remembered that her confrontation with the former president cost Liz Cheney her leadership role in the House the previous year. On Tuesday, she compared herself to Abraham Lincoln, a Republican who lost a Senate race before winning the presidency, ending slavery and winning the civil war. Filed Under: Liz Cheney Wyoming Primary

Is Liz Cheney running for president?

Was he running for president?
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The 56-year-old congresswoman and her allies began the day gloomy about their prospects, aware that Trump’s endorsement gave Harriet Hageman a sizable boost in the state where she won by a large margin during the 2020 campaign. Cheney was already hoping for a political future beyond Capitol Hill that could include a 2024 presidential bid, which could put her on another collision course with Trump, according to AP.

Still, the results were a powerful reminder of the GOP’s rapid rightward swing. A party once dominated by business-friendly, national security-oriented conservatives like Cheney’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, now belongs to Trump, buoyed by his populist appeal and, above all, by his denial of his defeat in the 2020 election. Filed Under: Liz Cheney Wyoming Primary

Trump’s reaction

The reaction of former President Trump
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On Truth Social, the former president reacted to Cheney’s defeat: «Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive WIN in Wyoming. This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of Political Hacks and Thugs.”

“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others. Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now. Thank you WYOMING!” Trump concluded. Filed Under: Liz Cheney Wyoming Primary

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