Despite having a firmly conservative voting record and being the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, Rep. Liz Cheney swiftly accepted her primary loss on Tuesday. She made clear that the reason for this was that she had publicly criticized Donald Trump.
The real job now starts after this primary election.
Both her defeat and the joyous reaction from almost all Republican media were anticipated. When she didn’t have to, Cheney gave up her political career.
“I received 73% of the vote in this primary two years ago, and I won. I could have easily repeated the same action “She said on Tuesday to her fans. “Although the way was obvious, I would have had to support President Trump’s false claims regarding the 2020 election. I could not and would not go down that road “. No American should back election deniers for any position of true responsibility, according to @Liz Cheney, because their disregard for the law will taint our future. pic.twitter.com/6e6iaw5YPt The Republican Accountability Project is on Twitter at @AccountableGOP. 17 August 2022
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Cheney, the highest-ranking Republican to vote to impeach Trump over the Capitol riot, did so out of moral conviction, even though it put her in direct conflict with the guiding ideals of her state’s predominately Republican voters. She was the sole House representative for Wyoming. In recent weeks, three additional House Republicans who supported Trump’s impeachment lost their primary elections to Trump-backed opponents. While the remaining four of the six decided to retire.
Cheney made it obvious that despite her dislike of Trump, there is a direct correlation between her voting record and the ascent of Donald Trump by continuing to oppose pro-democracy bills like the John Lewis Voting Rights Act after Jan. 6.
Cheney lost to Harriet Hageman, a supporter of Donald Trump and a longtime opponent of federal laws defending the environment and endangered wildlife.
On Twitter, Trump’s greatest supporters praised the development.
Thank you, @Liz Cheney. On the plus side, you won’t need to continue acting like you’re from Wyoming. pic.twitter.com/DMcj3ua42d — Don Jr. Trump (@DonaldJTrumpJr) 17 August 2022
Trump has now dethroned the dynasties of the Clinton, McCain, Bush, and Cheney. Charlie Kirk, @charliekirk11 17 August 2022
Liz Cheney should leave Congress. She lost the Wyoming primary, as expected. Hello, contributor to CNN. — Bill O’Reilly on August 17, 2022 (@BillOReilly).
BYE, Liz! You gave it a go, and WY rejected you. Strike the bricks. Rep. Liz Cheney loses her Wyoming primary to a candidate sponsored by Donald Trump, according to @nbcnews August 17, 2022 — Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight)
Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) on Liz Cheney’s statement that “we must safeguard democracy” 17 August 2022
However, several well-known Republicans, including John Bolton, a fellow neocon and Trump’s former national security adviser, lauded Cheney’s valor in losing.
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