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Cheney’s failure gives conservatism a new opportunity in the coming weeks

With Liz Cheney’s Wyoming primary loss, she will have to redouble her efforts in the Trump era.

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Liz Cheney, a Republican congresswoman, was defeated in Wyoming. Her political career has not yet come to an end, though.

According to one political expert, it will motivate her to concentrate on her job on January 6.

Following her defeat, Cheney assured her supporters that the “hard work” had just begun.

Republican The defeat of Liz Cheney in the Wyoming primary has strengthened her resolve to prevent former President Donald Trump from being elected again. Additionally, she has a platform that attracts a lot of attention thanks to her membership on the committee looking into the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

The committee is anticipated to have at least one more public hearing before Congress reconvenes after its summer break.

According to Republican strategist Rina Shah, her primary loss will give her more time to further the inquiry and develop a case against Trump.

“She will continue to be more courageous because what does she have to lose? Definitely not an election, “added Shah.

Cheney informed her supporters after losing the primary to Trump-endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman “The primaries are over…

But now comes the hard part.”

Eight public hearings have been held by the committee since June to give evidence of what happened during the US Capitol attack and demonstrate Trump’s direct contribution to instigating the violence that day as he sought to reverse the 2020 election results.

The committee lacks the power to bring charges against Trump. However, it can utilize its conclusions and public hearings to increase public pressure on the Justice Department to take action.

The committee claims to have proof that Trump and his campaign staff attempted to hinder Congress’ election certification process in a “unconstitutional” manner and “engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States.”

The committee also hinted at potential violations of other statutes, such as witness tampering, instigating a rebellion, and wire fraud, during the open sessions. Cheney, who is considering running for president in 2024, has been crucial in bringing some of these findings from the committee’s inquiry to light.

In a hearing on July 12, she claimed that further proof that Trump attempted to call a witness on January 6 could have amounted to witness tampering was given to the committee.

The Wyoming lawmaker said the witness “alerted their lawyer, who alerted us,” without revealing the witness’s identify. Later, she noted, the subject had been forwarded to the Justice Department by the panel on January 6.

Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a Democrat, a member of the committee, said of the woman, “She’s been intensely engaged on the work of the committee from the beginning, and it’s hard for me to envision her further strengthening her devotion to it.”

Cheney’s staff declined to provide Insider a remark on this subject. However, she pointed Insider to recent interviews she had, including one with ABC News on August 21 where she declared that she will serve Wyoming’s constituents until the end of her term in Congress and complete her job on the panel.

On the January 6th Committee, there is still a ton of work to be done, she noted.

The committee is anticipated to resume holding public hearings on the investigation’s conclusions in September. As more witnesses have come forward, Raskin said the committee hasn’t ruled out the prospect of holding future hearings. The committee is anticipated to release a preliminary report of its findings from the probe the following month.