US-elected Liz Cheney, the anti-Trump Republican press secretary, suffered a crushing defeat on Tuesday, August 16, in the Wyoming primary for a seat in the House of Representatives against a candidate who was supported by the former president. “I will do my best to ensure that Donald Trump never again approaches the Oval Office.”she has a very conservative state from Wyoming where she has been sitting since 2017.
The 56-year-old MP has been one of the Republican billionaire’s main irritants ever since she dared to join a parliamentary committee investigating her role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol storming.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney even co-chairs this group of elected officials for whom Donald Trump “failed to do his job” during an attack carried out by his supporters to prevent the confirmation of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
Donald Trump, who is openly flirting with the 2024 presidential candidacy, has consistently denounced the commission’s work, which he describes as “witch-hunt”. So he vowed to beat Liz Cheney by going all out with his rival Harriet Hageman, the 59-year-old lawyer with whom he went on the campaign trail at the end of May.
Thus, the Republican candidacy in the elections to the House of Representatives will go to the protégé of Donald Trump, which will further strengthen the influence of the former White House resident on the Republican Party, despite the numerous investigations to which it is subject. As if, due to accumulation, all these affairs no longer held him.
The former real estate mogul immediately hailed Liz Cheney’s defeat: “She should be ashamed of herself, for the way she behaved”He announced this on his social network Truth Social. “Now she can finally go into oblivion about politics”he rejoiced.
In Wyoming, a state that voted over 70% for Donald Trump in the last presidential election, nominee Harriet Heigeman particularly supports the Trump clan’s theory that the 2020 election was “stolen” former president, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
For her part, Liz Cheney, who voted for the dismissal that Donald Trump finally avoided, has been trying for more than a year to debunk this thesis, which is still held by millions of Trumpists. “In our country, we do not take an oath to a person or a political party”confirmed by an elected official during parliamentary hearings in mid-June, given that “Defending the American Constitution” deserved to jeopardize his political career.
How is Liz Cheney now going to block Donald Trump? Rumors give him presidential ambitions in the 2024 election. On Tuesday night, Liz Cheney also wanted to reach out to the president. “Republicans, Democrats and Independents” : “We undertake to form a united front against those who want to destroy our republic.”