Liz Cheney, the most vocal Republican opponent of Trump, was defeated in her seat in Wyoming.
Cheney was defeated in the primary for the midterm elections in November, but he has vowed to do “whatever it takes” to prevent Trump from becoming president once more.
In the latest sign of her party’s break with traditional conservatism, Liz Cheney, who has emerged as former President Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican critic, was defeated for her party’s nomination for a seat in the United States Congress by a candidate backed by Trump. Cheney had been the front-runner for the nomination.
As a result of her participation on the legislative commission investigating the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, and Trump’s role in stoking the fires of the attack, the representative from Wyoming, who was once considered Republican royalty, has become a pariah within her party.
The news outlets in the United States reported that Harriet Hageman, a lawyer, had defeated Cheney, who is 56 years old. Hageman has echoed President Trump’s false claim that the election in 2020 was “rigged.”
Cheney addressed a small group of supporters, which included her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, on the edge of a vast field that was flanked by mountains and bales of hay. She described her loss as the beginning of a new chapter in her political career.
In her statement of concession after losing her position in the House of Representatives, she declared, “I have vowed since January 6 that I will do everything it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office, and I mean it.”