Trump critic Liz Cheney falls in U.S. primary, Murkowski survives

8/17/2022 1:55:00 PM

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, a fierce Republican critic of Donald Trump who has played a prominent role in the congressional probe of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, lost to a Trump-backed primary challenger in Wyoming

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U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, a fierce Republican critic of Donald Trump who has played a prominent role in the congressional probe of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, lost to a Trump-backed primary challenger in Wyoming

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, a fierce Republican critic of Donald Trump who has played a prominent role in the congressional probe of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, lost to a Trump-backed primary challenger in Wyoming on Tuesday.

RegisterWith 99% of expected ballots counted in Wyoming, Hageman led the Republican field with 66.3% of the vote, followed by Cheney with 28.9%, according to Edison Research, an election monitoring firm.Murkowski, a moderate who is one of the more independent voices in the Senate, has held the seat since 2003.

Republican candidate U.S. Representative Liz Cheney walks during her primary election night party in Jackson, Wyoming, U.S. August 16, 2022. REUTERS/David StubbsBoth Wyoming and Alaska are reliably Republican, making it unlikely that the results will influence whether President Joe Biden's Democrats lose their razor-thin majorities in Congress. Republicans are expected to retake the House and also have a chance of winning control of the Senate.

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Sad those people in Wyoming are definitely getting screwed Cheney found out! Wyoming just failed an intelligence test.

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primaryCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming 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 p… Totally not a fascist cult officialcorlaj Republicans in Wyoming chose con man trump over their own integrity and the constitution. This is just mind boggling. What a loser

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP 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. Republicans rejected the most Conservative member of Congress because she put Country over Trump.....so sad what has become of the once proud GOP. Maybe Cheney can become a Democrat. She will go to Virginia and write a book. It’s a good moment for America.

Liz Cheney Defeated in Wyoming GOP Primary by Trump-Backed RivalThe third-term congresswoman described Tuesday's loss to Harriet Hageman as 'the first step in a much larger fight.' 👋🏼 🦏 Bye Karen I thought Liz Cheney dropped out because of death threats?

Republican Voters Just Ousted Liz Cheney in a Show of Loyalty to Donald TrumpDick Cheney's daughter lost her Wyoming House seat Tuesday to a Trump-endorsed candidate, after she voted to impeach the former president. I watched interviews of WY voters on PBS News Hour yesterday. It was horrifyingly frightening. They are scary. if you recall, liz only got in coz her dad got vp. Replacing all the Midwest 'Fetal Heartbeat' billboards with this gem 👇

Liz Cheney, Trump foe, loses Wyoming House GOP primary; Alaskans voting now: primaries live updatesRep. Liz Cheney lost to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman in a Republican primary. In Alaska, Lisa Murkowski and Sarah Palin also have races. Every American patriot is celebrating. Defenders of the corrupt political class are weeping. She lost to crazy face Today is a good day😀

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP 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. That AP article is very anti-Trump...almost thought Liz Cheney wrote it... Liz is playing the long game.

But Senator Lisa Murkowski, another Republican who has defied the former president, cleared a hurdle in Alaska.August 16, 2022 at 9:00 p.CHEYENNE, Wyo.Donald Trump Says He Took Fifth Amendment in NY Civil Investigation Still, the results were a powerful reminder of the GOP’s rapid shift to the right.

She was set to face Trump-endorsed challenger Kelly Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 congressional election, as the two candidates advanced in that state's nonpartisan primary. | UPDATED: August 16, 2022 at 9:00 p. Cheney's defeat, by Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, marks a significant victory for the former president in his campaign to oust Republicans who backed impeaching him after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol building last year. The third-term congresswoman and her allies entered the day downbeat about her prospects, aware that Trump's backing gave Harriet Hageman considerable lift in the state where he won by the largest margin during the 2020 campaign. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. By STEVE PEOPLES and MEAD GRUVER CHEYENNE, Wyo.com Register In conceding the race, Cheney said she was not willing "go along with President Trump's lie about the 2020 election" to win a primary.” The 56-year-old Republican delivered a similar message in her concession speech later in the night, emphasizing her plans to maintain an active presence in national politics .

"It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. 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. "Our work is far from over," she said. That was a path I could not and would not take," she told supporters. With 99% of expected ballots counted in Wyoming, Hageman led the Republican field with 66. Cheney was already looking ahead to a political future beyond Capitol Hill that could include a 2024 presidential run, potentially putting her on another collision course with Trump.3% of the vote, followed by Cheney with 28. A party once dominated by national security-oriented, business-friendly conservatives like Dick Cheney now belongs to Trump, animated by his populist appeal and, above all, his denial of defeat in the 2020 election.9%, according to Edison Research, an election monitoring firm. “Our work is far from over,” she said Tuesday evening.

The results were less clear cut in Alaska. With 72% of expected ballots tallied, Murkowski narrowly led with 42. 6 that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office — and I mean it. The daughter of a former vice president, she hails from one of the most prominent political families in Wyoming.7% of the vote, followed by Tshibaka at 41.4% and Democrat Patricia Chesbro at 6. “Obviously we’re all very grateful to President Trump, who recognizes that Wyoming has only one congressional representative and we have to make it count,” Hageman said.2%, according to Edison. But after the Jan.

The nonpartisan primary format in that state weeds out all but the top four vote-getters. A party once dominated by national security-oriented, business-friendly conservatives like her father now belongs to Trump, animated by his populist appeal and, above all, his denial of defeat in the 2020 election. Murkowski, a moderate who is one of the more independent voices in the Senate, has held the seat since 2003. Also in Alaska, Edison predicted that no candidate would emerge as a clear winner in the three-way contest to complete the term of Representative Don Young, who died in March. Such lies, which have been roundly rejected by federal and state election officials along with Trump’s own attorney general and judges he appointed, transformed Cheney from an occasional critic of the former president to the clearest voice inside the GOP warning that he represents a threat to democratic norms. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, Cheney voted to impeach Trump and made it her primary mission to ensure he never again serves in the Oval Office. 1/10 Republican candidate U.S. Just eight days earlier, federal agents executing a search warrant recovered 11 sets of classified records from his Florida state.

Representative Liz Cheney walks during her primary election night party in Jackson, Wyoming, U. She is not expected to leave Capitol Hill quietly.S. 6, 2021, attack on the U. August 16, 2022. REUTERS/David Stubbs Read More That race pits Sarah Palin, a former governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee who has been endorsed by Trump, against fellow Republican Nick Begich III and Democrat Mary Peltola. Capitol. And she is actively considering a 2024 White House bid -- as a Republican or independent -- having vowed to do everything in her power to fight Trump's influence in her party. The winner will be announced on August 31.

Both Wyoming and Alaska are reliably Republican, making it unlikely that the results will influence whether President Joe Biden's Democrats lose their razor-thin majorities in Congress. “Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,” he wrote on his social media platform. Republicans are expected to retake the House and also have a chance of winning control of the Senate. So far, the former president has helped install loyalists who parrot his conspiracy theories in general election matchups from Pennsylvania to Arizona. WEEDING OUT TRUMP CRITICS The ousting of Cheney is the latest sign of Trump's enduring sway over the Republican Party. Thank you WYOMING!” Cheney’s defeat would have been unthinkable just two years ago. Trump, who has hinted that he will run for president in 2024, made ending Cheney's congressional career a priority among the 10 House Republicans he targeted for supporting his impeachment in 2021. Cheney, the daughter of Republican former Vice President Dick Cheney, has used her position on the Jan. And in Washington, she was the No. Sarah Palin, hoped to step into the national spotlight Tuesday as well.

6 committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the Capitol riot to keep attention on Trump's actions that day and his false claims that he won the 2020 election. Republican leaders are expected to dissolve the Jan. But after the Jan. 6 investigation if they win control of the House in November. On the other side of the GOP's tent, a periodic Trump critic, U. The representatives in the new Congress take their seats in January.S. Hageman, a natural resources lawyer who has embraced Trump's election lies, criticized Cheney's concession speech, saying it showed she cared little about the issues facing her state.

"She's still focusing on an obsession about President Trump and the citizens of Wyoming, the voters of Wyoming sent a very loud message tonight," Hageman said on Fox News. She pushed past GOP censures and death threats to serve as a leader on the congressional panel investigating Trump’s role in the insurrection. Lisa Murkowski, had an opportunity to survive the former president's ire, even after voting to convict him in his second impeachment trial. Cheney, in the House, voted to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting the Capitol riot, while Murkowski, in the Senate, voted to convict him on that charge. Trump was ultimately acquitted. She is not expected to leave Capitol Hill quietly. Of the 10 Republicans who supported impeachment, it is possible that only one - Dan Newhouse of Washington - will be in Congress after November's election. In all, seven Republican senators and 10 Republican House members backed Trump's impeachment in the days after his supporters stormed the U. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. 6 attack until it dissolves at the end of the year.

com Register Reporting by Liliana Salgado in Jackson, Wyoming, and Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut, additional reporting by Kanishka Singh, Eric Beech and Moira Warburton; Editing by Andy Sullivan, Scott Malone, Alistair Bell and John Stonestreet Our Standards: .