Republican elected Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s pet peeve, loses primary in Wyoming

Republican elected Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's pet peeve, loses primary in Wyoming

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Liz Cheney, candidate for re-election as representative of Wyoming, was eliminated on Tuesday evening from the Republican primary for the midterm elections in November. The elected conservative, who refused to relay the myth of Donald Trump’s stolen election, is paying the price for her independence from the strong man of her party.

Stand up to donald trump cost him his job. Liz Cheney, the Republican representative from Wyoming who wanted to be re-elected, lost her primary on Tuesday August 16 against Harriet Hageman, a protégé of the former American president.

“I will do whatever it takes to ensure that Donald Trump never approaches the Oval Office again,” said the parliamentarian from Wyoming, a very conservative state where she had sat since 2017.


The 56-year-old elected official has been one of the Republican billionaire’s main pet peeves since she dared to join the parliamentary committee investigating her role in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Donald Trump strengthens his grip

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney even co-chairs this group of elected officials, for whom Donald Trump “failed in his duty” during the attack led by his supporters to try to prevent the certification of the victory of the Democrat Joe Biden running for president in 2020.

Liz Cheney on August 16, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming.
Liz Cheney on August 16, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming. © Patrick T. Fallon, AFP

Donald Trump, who openly flirts with a presidential candidacy in 2024, constantly denounces the work of this commission, which he describes as a “witch hunt”. He had therefore pledged to beat Liz Cheney, putting all his weight behind his rival Harriet Hageman, a 59-year-old lawyer with whom he went to campaign at the end of May.

The Republican nomination in the election for the House of Representatives will therefore go to Donald Trump’s protege, further strengthening the hold of the former White House tenant on the Republican Party, despite the many investigations to which it is subject. As if, by dint of accumulation, all these affairs no longer had a hold on him.

“It can fall into the oblivion of politics”

The ex-real estate mogul immediately applauded Liz Cheney’s defeat: “She should be ashamed of herself, of the way she acted,” he claimed on his social network, Truth Social. “Now she can finally fall into the oblivion of politics,” he rejoiced.

In Wyoming, a state that voted more than 70% for Donald Trump in the last presidential election, candidate Harriet Hageman notably supports the theory conveyed by the Trump clan that the 2020 election was “stolen” from former president, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

For her part, Liz Cheney, who voted for the dismissal from which Donald Trump finally escaped, has been trying for more than a year to dismantle this thesis to which millions of Trumpists still adhere.

“In our country, we do not take an oath to an individual or to a political party”, affirmed the elected official during a parliamentary hearing in mid-June, believing that the “defense of the American Constitution” deserved to jeopardize his political career.

Death threats

Since she is investigating Donald Trump and his entourage, the elected official has been targeted by a series of death threats and no longer travels without a police escort. In her state, the elected official had been forced to lead a kind of phantom campaign, without electoral rallies or public events.

This heiress of a very traditionalist, pro-arms and anti-abortion right, was also excommunicated by the Republican Party of Wyoming, whose leader himself participated in the demonstrations on the day of the Capitol assault.

How does Liz Cheney now intend to block Donald Trump? Rumors lend him presidential ambitions for the 2024 election. On Tuesday evening, Liz Cheney also wanted to offer an outstretched hand to “Republicans, Democrats and independents”: destroy our Republic.”

With AFP

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