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The Republican candidate for Wyoming, Harriet Hageman, defeated Rep Liz Cheney in her primary race to win the nomination

Liz Cheney chaired the House Republican Conference until 2019 — but lost support in her own party when she became critical of Donald Trump.



Liz Cheney, a Republican from Wyoming, was defeated in a Tuesday primary election, which was shocking but not wholly unexpected. The Republican primary was won by attorney Harriet Hageman, who had former president Donald Trump’s support.

Since she voted to impeach Trump on January 6, 2021, following the uprising at the U.S. Capitol, Cheney, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, has been under fire from Trump and his allies.

Cheney, 56, tweeted that she was “glad to cast my vote today” before to her defeat.

The Republican said, “The difficulties we face demand real leaders who will keep their word and support the Constitution-no matter what.”

I’m happy to have voted today. The difficulties we face call for responsible leaders who will always protect the Constitution and keep their word. @Liz Cheney, Liz Cheney 16 August 2022

Before making a failed Senate run in 2014, Cheney worked for the State Department. She started running again in 2016, this time for the House of Representatives, where she was elected with more than 60% of the vote.

She presided over the House Republican Conference from 2019 to 2021, holding the third-highest position in the House GOP leadership, although in recent years, she has lost support from members of her own party.

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Following Cheney’s efforts to hold the former president and his allies accountable for the attack on the U.S. Capitol and the numerous attempts to rig the 2020 presidential election, Republicans in Wyoming decided to revoke her party status in November.

By 2022, she was facing a difficult fight for reelection and was competing in a primary against a group of opponents who agreed with Trump, 76, that the results of the 2020 election were “rigged and stolen.”

The day before the GOP primary on Tuesday, Cheney unveiled her final ad campaign in her quest to win the party’s nomination for the House of Representatives, in which she criticized the falsehoods surrounding the 2020 presidential election.

In the video, Cheney declared, “America cannot remain free if we ignore the truth. “The lie that the 2020 presidential election was rigged is insidious; it preys on those who love their country, and it is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, sacrifice their freedom, justify violence, and ignore the decisions of our courts and the rule of law.”

Speaking to people in her state and all over the country, Cheney stated that even though the lies that make up the legacy of the late president Trump cannot determine the course of our country. She went on to say that “poisonous lies ruin free nations,” as history has demonstrated.

Liz’s father also spoke out against Trump earlier this month.

The 81-year-old veteran lawmaker described Trump as a “coward” in the video, adding that “in the 246-year history of our country, there has never been a person who represents a greater menace to our republic than Donald Trump.”

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According to Cheney, her position as vice head of the House select committee looking into the Capitol riots “may be the most significant thing I ever do.”