Live Updates: Rep. Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming Republican primary, says 'now the real work begins'

8/17/2022 6:18:00 AM

Rep. Liz Cheney was the last of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to face a primary challenge.

'I have said since January 6th that I will do whatever it takes to ensure that Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office and I mean it,' Rep. Liz Cheney says in her concession speech after losing her primary in Wyoming.

Rep. Liz Cheney was the last of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to face a primary challenge.

, one of former President Donald Trump's fiercest critics, has lost the Wyoming Republican primary to Harriet Hageman, who was backed by Trump. In a concession speech Tuesday night, Cheney said she believed she could have won the primary but it required her to"go along with President Trump's lie about the 2020 election... That was a path I could not and would not take." 

"No House seat, no office in this land is more important than the principles that we are all sworn to protect. And I well understood the potential political consequences of abiding by my duty," Cheney said, before adding that she called Hageman to concede. 

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MsMariaT I would have voted for her and I lean left in m politics. She would make a great POTUS Yea it's obvious democrats will do anything to keep Trump out of office. Been obvious since 2016 the day he became president. Kinda pathetic So is that a threat? Whatever it takes and I mean that (Quote). The January 6th committee should ban him forever for running for federal office.

Even still, it’s all about Liz and what Liz wants. And what daddy wants. Forget what constituents want. Loser. 👎🏻 Fraud. The people have spoken and she still stands against those she represented. That is why she is gone. She made politics personal and she paid for it. The committee she chaired was a kangaroo court and people saw through that. Nobody could get a fair outcome from that group.

Angry She lost. She would have won if she listened to her voters. She will not be President of the US. I really admire Liz Cheney. She is prepared to stand up to Trump and state the truth. These others that are being elected are backing Trump because they want to get elected, trust me they know the truth, just pandering to Trumps base

whateverFritz8 If the rest of us were smart we’d do whatever we could to keep any of you from this office… Finally someone who wants to stand up for what's right at any cost. Those who are for wrong certainly give it their all. Go Rep. Cheney!

Rep. Liz Cheney Loses GOP Primary to Trump-Backed Challenger, NBC ProjectsCheney is Trump’s highest-profile Republican critic in Congress and a leading figure in the House investigation of his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. even if RepLizCheney loses in WY today - she's basically the only GOP who in fact isn't a loser! GOPTraitorsToDemocracy

Who ever thought that the lunacy in 30' and 40's in europe couldn't happen here, Trump is proving it can..👹👺 Obviously she does not represent the people of Wyoming nor does she represent the new republican party. She will keep herself relevant with Lincoln Project types and Never Trumpers. The Democrats have made a fool of her.

Bush/Cheney ERA is FINISHED… That’s why you lost,remember why the people voted for you,thatit😎 FBI , this and her civil war references taken as a mosaic sounds like a threat of potential militia violence. It’s time to entrap her in a scheme. Bye lizzy your oppinion now lol don’t mean a thing welcome to civilian life

Much respect! ♥️ Lincoln Project. So is that a threat?

Rep. Liz Cheney loses Wyoming GOP primary to Trump-backed challengerThe three-term congresswoman lost to Harriet Hageman, a lawyer who has worked to block federal regulations in Wyoming and who was endorsed by former President Trump. She may have lost in Wyoming, but she has gained so much respect from many people in our country. She is genuinely fighting for the democracy of our country and the sanctity of our constitution. She is destined to move mountains! Onward and upward, RepLizCheney! Duh, we knew this was going to happen. Yaaaas!!

Yeah. Great message after taking a drubbing. Trump lives rent free in her warmongering head I would be so unbelievably happy if Liz Cheney's Republican opponent ended up losing and the seat flips over to a Democrat! That Karma would taste so sweet wouldn't it? LOL LOL LOL LOL GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! And I’ll start that! By! Well, by getting my ass handed to me in an election!

No matter how much you have to lie cheat and steal….so much for just doing the right thing. sign me up, please. See ya Listen you ,,Liz you hate ing Trump cost you your job,you don’t haft to like Trump but you didn’t no when to shut your mouth. America needs to do whatever it takes to ensure a democrat is never elected or near the oval office ever again. They are willing participants in the biggest mass murder ever. Killing people without remorse, human trafficking, without remorse. Gods gonna fix their wagon!!!

Liz Cheney braces for loss as Republican resistance to Trump is tested in Wyoming and AlaskaTuesday’s primaries in Wyoming and Alaska offer one of the final tests for Donald Trump political brand ahead of the November general election. It isnt trump, we are just tried of rhinos.

She’s seeking vengeance. It must really piss off the Cheneys that their money roll has been cut off Go Liz ! Perhaps the most honorable person in the United States right now You promote this trash ? A woman who says Trump preaches hate is creating a hate Trump Group lol ? CBS is pure garbage She cannot ensure her own future, less the future of Trump

I like her feistiness. Love it as a matter of fact. I have no doubt whatsoever that Liz means it. She’ll destroy Trump. You base your whole reason to be president to stop Donald Trump funny thing People voted cheated to stop him look what it did to the country Covid-19 just when our economy was good because he let the rest of the world know we are not your milking cow 🐄

This tells you that January 6th is a farce! Liz Cheyney is an elitist who is,and has been, out of touch with her constituents. Good bye and good riddence! 🖕 TDS poster child

Liz Cheney Braces for Loss as Donald Trump's Influence Tested in Wyoming and AlaskaLiz Cheney's team is bracing for a loss against a Trump-backed challenger in the state in which he won by the largest of margins during the 2020 campaign.

You can't do much, dear! American voters have that power. Do not overestimate your power. Your rants on Trump and hatered for the American people lost you the election Bye!!! I bet the Donald is just trembling over you threats Liz...baaa ha ha... I stand with Liz! 👍🏻🤘🏻 I think she has severe emotional issues. Move on!

Liz, You Lost … Only real person on the republican side

Liz Cheney braces for loss as voters weigh in on direction of GOP in Wyoming, AlaskaRep. Liz Cheney, a leader in the Republican resistance to former President Donald Trump, is fighting to save her seat in the House on Tuesday. She deserves this big loss, maybe she should change parties

😂 she’ll never win another election 👋🏼 Liz vs 70+ million Americans. Who appointed her to be the one to decide this issue? What kind of hubris and hate drives this singular minded woman? Even her dad's add never mentioned Wyoming or its people. Now Liz will have to carpetbag somewhere else. Virginia? She lives there.

she lost yet she is on TV every day as if she won. It's not the end of the world yet, is it? Why? Jesus christ you were so quick to judge others but your dad kied too about WMD in Iraq. You lost end of your story. Whatever Liz, go quail hunting with your dad. Get a electric drill and screw yourself Betty6309

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming Republican House primaryWyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling to a rival backed by the former president in a contest that reinforced his grip on the party's base. Next story...'Documents stored at Mar-A Lago...' WHO WRITES THIS CRAP!!! Ms. Cheney chose county over a party. She stood up against the OrangeMonster and his minions and paid the price. As for her Traitor45 challenger might be celebrating this morning, but make no mistake, this November she will be defeated. VoteBlueinNovember

Yeah we know you spent millions on a hearsay trial. So you can decide who runs -not the people. You are not smarter- not braver you get one vote. Ok Liz! But Trump just put you out to pasture. You sure do have an obsession with Donald, you just can’t quit him. This is just a sad moment. I am sorry to see this. This is a huge blow to republican integrity.

Cool, but nobody really cares what you think. Did you not see the election returns? The far right Trump cult that has hijacked the GOP is as fervent as the far left Trudeau cult that has hijacked the liberal party. I really worry for democracy in North America. Where are the responsible moderate supporters of democracy

She’s just mad President Trump and her day didn’t get along which is the thing that motivates her daughter is mad at the bad man the upset her dad which shows how weak she really is So when is she gonna register as democrat? Liz, you can’t even keep your own job. Hahahaha bullshit Bolshevik Jan 6 committee

I'm glad that the Republican Party is rid of Liz Cheney because she's an Establishment RHINO politician. She's just another corporatist and crony capitalist. The GOP needs to weed those types of people out of the Party.

Very bitter women. Doesn’t she get it. She lost because of Her hatred. Doesn’t look good on her Sounds good but doesn't all propaganda sound good? No truth to what is said by government employees. CANTTRUSTIT 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 and now she will be no where near a congressional office or committee EVER again. seems her little scheme backfired right in her face ... as it should have. back your bags and get out of your office (don't steal things either when leaving).

In all likely hood, Liz will never again be near the Oval Office. BY BY MS AMERICAN PIE DROVE YOUR CHEVY TO THE POLITCAL LEVEY AND THE LEVY WAS DRY ...ITS ALL OVER NOW WITH NO ONE TO HOUND...BY BY MS AMERICAN PIE😛😛😛🎅🐸 Basically admitting that is apart of the deep state ring of corrupt politicians You’re a democrat just admit it you rhino

She should work with some DAs “ find a target then look for a crime”. Democracy is not a value for her.

Ewwwww, we’re skirred! Disappear goofy. What a complete🤡🤡🤡🤡 loser😂😂😂😂 😂😂😂 She's not only a rhino she looks like one too Just go away loser your own state doesn’t want you much less the rest of the country WELL YOUR OFF TO A BAD START!!!!!!! Thank you for defending our country and standing for what is right. Wyoming doesn’t deserve you. As an independent if you run for President you have my vote. I don’t agree with all your views but know that you have integrity, class and true love for this country.

Don’t forget Biden and Hillary Clinton and her emails. Democrats are destroying America Pack your shit lady Is she going to finally buy a gun?

Hey lizzy, you LOST. The voters of Wyoming have REJECTED you. Don't go home mad, just go home. Keep this woman in our government! She is a Godsend!!!! good riddance Go to hell Cheney Which is why WY voted her out. Doesn’t she get that? She’s blatantly ignoring the will of the people. She should be arrested for threatening the former President of the USA.

Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way Out 😄! Who does she think she is usurping the will of the people! Hey hey hey, bye bye. Liz, the hateful policies you've supported over the years have us here. When you turned your back on your sister who is gay to stop marriage equality. All those terrible things Trump was doing and you Okay'd. Liz, you brought us all here now you've paid the price.

Every word out of her mouth can be said under oath!! Trump, PLEADS THE 5th!! Thank you Rep Liz Cheney💪🏾💯🙏🏾🔥 Where do you draw the line on 'whatever it takes?' Sounds like you're making some kind of threat. And that's why she lost. She didn't care about her constituents. That’s not her job yet she’s made it her full time obsession while leaving her constituents out to dry. Yesterday the people spoke loudly. She’s increased her net worth by 35 million dollars in her 6 years in Congress. How? Others in congress make big money too. AuditPoliticians

PLEASE RUN AGAINST TRUMP!!! It will be a train wreck worth watching. LMAO!! 😂😂😂 Proving her & her dad,are part of the deep state swamp. Don’t go away mad, just go away! Democrats will now appoint her to something or other to help her save face and to rub it in Trumps face....much like they did with Merrick Garland who is perennially pissed he's not a Supreme Court Justice.

The screams of 'Bye' (is heard) as the exit door slams into her ass.

And that’s why you got fired! She will never be president Her words are what made her lose. A_yud Without question, I'd vote for her for President, and I'm a Democrat corrupt looser Bye bye Exactly the reason your ass was booted out of office THANK YOU LIZ CHENEY! Including illegal means, no doubt. CBS and the lefties can have her.

See what that got ya, probably a seat on MSNBC…..lol. See ya!

And as common sense finally prevailed in her defeat these inane comments made by her just assured the voters made the right decision. Hell hath no fury Rino You Go Girl!! Sore loser You don’t get to make that decision,Liz!!! She picked the wrong side of history. Karma And how's that working out? Ahahah why you so worried about trump?

And the Rhino list Cheney takes a walk in his voted out of Washington DC as a democratic scratched their heads wondering what happened to their prized child You are a piece of turd People voted you out !! OUT !!!People don’t believe you you phoney just like your father , Well, that’s why you lost your ass in the election.

She lost. What ever she say is irrelevant. Fake news and lies? It's up to voters to choose a president, not her. Maybe she didn't receive the memo.... ByeBye Because he stands in the way of the Globalist agenda which you, your family, and previous Presidents have been selling out to for 30 years. She leaves with her integrity in tact! An example of what an elected official must be no matter what the political affiliation!

Go home

She lost her primary because she was tone deaf to the voters in her state who overwhelmingly support Trump, that’s why they’re called representatives She has integrity and if I could vote for her I would Bye 👋 Stay Strong Liz. Your Wyoming Republicans got hoodwinked by a Slick NewYorker. She was like some the real republicans that stood against Nixon, she chose right over wrong. One of the most respected women on the hill. She is brave, she will always be remembered for standing for what’s right. God bless Liz.

See ya Liz!👍🇺🇸 We all got to see how RepLizCheney followed “the rule of law” in her Kangaroo court. Why wasn’t Ray Epps subpoenaed. Why did capital police invite people in. Where were the extra videos of pipe bomb person FBI never found and why? That is why she was voted out. Seems Liz should have stayed in her lane.

Gone Fishing! Losers say what

Brava, Liz! And thank you!! What NOT born in the USA, or even has an American passport,or PAYS TAXES HERE ,are financing the elections meant to be elected by Americans? She is sick It’s not up to you if Trump is never to be president. That is up to We The People. Bye Felicia Is Liz Cheney threating President Trump ? She's a loser..

Threatening a former President serious stuff. Is it time for a FBI raid on Cheney? Bye bye That sounds like a threat, maybe the Secret Services need to pay her a visit. 👊👍

Well he won’t be near the Oval Office….he will be in it. how i wish you win...but american minion of putin is working double time in america so that trump will be in position again...they need trump so the war in ukraine will be in favor of terrorist putin Her dad part of WMD scam that cost thousands of lives

I stand with u Cheney,Wyoming turn on you for Trump unbelievable Exactly why she was overwhelmingly defeated .. her hatred of one man Stop!! Nice that she recruited 20 people to cheer for her. So you're NOT interested in serving for the betterment of your State, but only to oppose a (possible) presidential candidate? Yeah, it's no wonder you lost.

That’s all her and her father care about. They sadly live in a small poisoned world. She gone

Hate is never good and your obsession has ill effects on you and your country. Hope you find peace. Love you Liz another very SAD day in our Country A true patriot. These are the words of a privileged white establishment! She forgot who she worked for. THE people! And if the The people want Donald Trump then so be it. That’s a democracy! What the people want. Not establishment

True warrior. She now has plenty of time to spend with Daddy.. She can help him spend all those Halliburton royalty checks ! liz your loss is a win for America. Perhaps you should’ve focused on saving the country from the democrats, instead you continued the witch-hunt of President Donald J. Trump which is Bogus

Like Her daddy who did whatever it took to keep his friend from hunting again? She's not the only one to have said that in earnest. He is accused of threatening and abusing the system. But, the system is abusing him and threatening all of us.

That is a scary statement. Including lie and cheat… God Bless Liz Cheney BYE 👋 👋 👋 Karma the American people have spoken they want trump that's a fact 👏👏👏👏👏👏 Bye bye Cheney She is an example to us all. What a loser

Now she’ll have the bandwidth to decimate CriminalTrump and his MAGATS 🤣🤣🤣 Adios She's a loser Why is she dressed like Leslie Knope? She’s a true patriot! LMAO hey TRUMP WON in 2020 and soon the whole world will know the truth!!! “Refusal to follow the rule of law will corrupt our future,” Says the woman who voted to impeach a president WITHOUT a, what does the Constitution say about the LAW, oh yeah…, you need a “High Crime or Misdemeanor”…, there weren’t any crimes or misdemeanor, only butt hurt Dems.

“whatever” it takes hmmm risky language when speaking about a President. Sit down and shut up. You’re a disgrace to your father. Liz_Cheney I guess you don't have what it takes. What is there 5 people there When she says whatever it takes I assume she means lying and cheating.

Liz Cheney , one of former President Donald Trump's fiercest critics, has lost the Wyoming Republican primary to Harriet Hageman, who was backed by Trump.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Rep.Copied! Print Rep.6 hours ago Rep.

  In a concession speech Tuesday night, Cheney said she believed she could have won the primary but it required her to"go along with President Trump's lie about the 2020 election.. Cheney is former President Donald Trump's highest-profile Republican critic in Congress and a leading figure in the House investigation of his role in the Jan..S. That was a path I could not and would not take. The outcome of the primary race for Wyoming's sole House seat was widely expected, as recent polls showed Cheney trailing her top rival, Harriet Hageman, by double-digit margins."  "No House seat, no office in this land is more important than the principles that we are all sworn to protect. (Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford) CHEYENNE, Wyo.

And I well understood the potential political consequences of abiding by my duty," Cheney said, before adding that she called Hageman to concede. Liz Cheney, former President Donald Trump 's highest-profile Republican critic and a leading figure in the investigation of his role in the Jan. The race was a top priority for the former president and his allies, many of whom worked on, donated to or endorsed Hageman’s campaign.  "Now the real work begins," Cheney said. "We must be very clear-eyed about the threat we face and about what is required to defeat it. The outcome of the primary for Wyoming's sole House seat was widely expected, as recent polls showed Cheney trailing her top rival, Harriet Hageman, by double-digit margins. I have said since Jan. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, wasn’t able to overcome the wrath of the Trump wing, even with nationwide name recognition and a massive fundraising advantage. 6 , that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office, and I mean it," she said. But Cheney's political future had seemed much brighter until fairly recently. Cheney’s team is bracing for a loss against a Trump-backed challenger in the state in which he won by the largest of margins during the 2020 campaign.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. 3-ranking Republican in the House and had easily won her last election in 2020. Her father held the seat in the 1980s., speaks Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyo. Get the NBC 7 San Diego app for. Cheney lost to challenger Harriet Hageman in the primary. She called the effort to impeach Trump in February 2020 a “sham” and voted with him more than 90% of the time while he was in office. It shows just how much of a stranglehold that Donald Trump has on the Republican Party.

Jae C. Hong / AP She had told CBS News' Robert Costa on Tuesday before  the polls closed that this primary is"certainly the beginning of a battle that is going to continue to go on."  Cheney added that she has no regrets about the campaign she's run. Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted with Democrats on Jan."I feel very proud about all the work I've done together with the people of Wyoming over the last six years and really understand and recognize there's nothing more important than the defense of our Constitution."  She looked beyond her congressional race to the battle she has been waging to hold Trump accountable for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The Republican Party initially rallied behind the former president, although the reaction turned somewhat mixed as more details emerged.

"As a country, we're facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat," Cheney said. By May 2021, House Republicans voted her out of leadership, replacing her with Rep.  Cheney added that she has no regrets about the campaign she's run."I feel very proud about all the work I've done together with the people of Wyoming over the last six years and really understand and recognize there's nothing more important than the defense of our Constitution."  After Hageman was projected the winner, Trump congratulated her on Truth Social, calling her win"very decisive. 6 committee, and later was promoted to vice chair of the panel." Cheney is the last of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to face a primary challenge. 11, 2022.

Of those 10, only two have prevailed and will go on to the general election in November. Four have decided to retire or not run for reelection and three others have either lost to primary challengers or conceded. Despite the lack of support for the committee within her party, Cheney has taken on a leading role in the hearings, frequently criticizing Trump and the members of her party who refused to condemn him for his actions surrounding the Capitol insurrection.  But Cheney, who once was the .