Trump Critic Republican Liz Cheney Loses Congress Seat To Conspiracy Theorist Chosen By Former Prez

Trump Critic Republican Liz Cheney Loses Congress Seat To Conspiracy Theorist Chosen By Former Prez

The 59-year-old lawyer Harriet Hageman will now be running as a Republican candidate in Wyoming’s upcoming midterm elections in November, according to reports

According to the US media, Republican rebel Liz Cheney lost her seat in Congress Tuesday to an election conspiracy theorist, the latest sign that her party is breaking with tradition in order to embrace Donald Trump’s hardline “America First” agenda.

As a former Republican royalty, the lawmaker from Wyoming is now considered a pariah in her own party because she is a member of the congressional panel investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and Trump’s role in fanning its flames.

Trump Critic Republican Liz Cheney Loses Congress Seat To Conspiracy Theorist Chosen By Former Prez

A defeat for the 56-year-old elder daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney in the Wyoming Republican primary marks the end of a four-decade political association between the Cheneys and one of America’s most conservative states.

The Republican nomination to contest November’s midterm elections is instead going to Harriet Hageman, a 59-year-old lawyer and Trump’s hand-picked candidate who has amplified his false claims that the 2020 election has been rigged to elect him.

There is already speculation that Cheney may challenge Trump in 2024 for the Republican presidential nomination – or perhaps even run as an independent – and insiders are expecting that she will deliver a concession speech in the next hour that is intended to serve as a launch pad for her future political career.


No matter what the outcome may be, it is certainly the beginning of a battle that is going to continue and that is going to last, and we are facing very challenging and difficult times as a country,” Cheney told CBS ahead of the polls closing.

It is clear that we are facing a moment where our democracy is really under attack and is in danger.”

During the course of her campaign, Cheney had described her campaign as a fight for the soul of a party she is trying to save from the anti-constitutional forces of Trumpism.

As the last Republican to face primary voters in the House of Representatives, she was the last member of the party who supported Trump’s second attempt to impeach him.

Among them, four have retired rather than seek reelection, three have lost to Trump-backed opponents, and only two have made it through to November’s midterm elections – David Valadao of California and Dan Newhouse of Washington state.

There was no doubt that Cheney voted in line with Trump’s positions 93% of the time when he was president, but he didn’t pull any punches in his vengeance over her role in the House committee investigation when he was president.

As a result of Trump’s hate campaign against Cheney, he has called her “disloyal” and a “warmonger,” resulting in death threats that have prompted her to travel with a police escort.

It has gained a lot of attention that the blonde, the bespectacled former attorney has been branded persona non grata by the Wyoming Republican Party, whose chairman himself participated in the protests on the day of the US Capitol attack.


As her state was the first to grant the right to vote to women in 1869, the congresswoman had to run a kind of shadow campaign, with no rallies or public events, since she could not have a public campaign since her state became the first state to grant women the right to vote.

As a matter of fact, she even avoided the traditional election day photo op Tuesday, instead choosing to cast her vote in Jackson instead of at her local polling station.

As Mary Martin, chairwoman of the Republican Party in Teton County, the base of Cheney’s political campaign in Wyoming, put it: “Liz is representing the constituents that are in her mind, and those constituents are not the constituents of Wyoming.”.

Several elections were also held on Tuesday in Alaska, where 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s comeback bid – to complete the term of the late congressman who died while in office – caused a rift in the local community.

Fourteen years after becoming international fame on the losing Republican presidential ticket led by John McCain, Palin remains popular among women as the “soccer mom” who pioneered Trumpism’s ultra-conservative “Tea Party” movement.

Voters, however, blame her for abandoning her single term as governor halfway through, amid ethics complaints, and a recent poll showed that 60 percent of Alaskans view her unfavorably.

It will take several days for Palin’s race to be decided.