Newshub18 :Anti-Trump Liz Cheney caught in the Republican primary.
Liz Cheney, a member of the US House of Representatives, lost by a wide margin to a Donald Trump-backed candidate in the Republican primary. This Republican congressman is a fierce critic of former President Trump of his own party. He played a key role in the congressional investigation into the January 6 attack by Trump supporters on Capitol Hill. Reuters news.
The primary of the Republican Party was held yesterday in the state of Wyoming to finalize the candidate nomination ahead of the midterm elections. Cheney was defeated by Trump-endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman.
Some Republicans voted for Trump’s impeachment after last year’s attack on Capitol Hill. Cheney’s defeat is seen as an important achievement in Trump’s efforts to alienate those lawmakers.Accepting defeat in the candidacy race, Cheney said he was not willing to “accept President Trump’s lies about the 2020 election” in order to win the primary.
“(Winning the primary) required me to energize Trump’s ongoing efforts to undermine our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic,” Liz Cheney told supporters. I have not taken this path and I will not do it.
Liz Cheney is the daughter of Republican former Vice President Dick Cheney. He said that Trump is a threat to democracy. With 58 percent of the vote counted, Hageman leads the Republican race with 62.4 percent, according to Edison Research. Cheney received 33.5 percent. State lawmaker Anthony Bouchard received 2.4 percent of the vote.
It’s still unclear what’s going to happen to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s forehead. He also voted to impeach Trump. Murkowski also faced another Trump-endorsed candidate in yesterday’s primary. Voting for that primary is not over yet.Wyoming and Alaska—both known as Republican strongholds. So it is unlikely that the results of the two states will cause President Joe Biden’s Democrats to lose their narrow majority in Congress. Republicans are hoping to regain a majority in the House of Representatives. They also have the opportunity to take control of the Senate