One of the highest ranked Republicans and one of the staunch critics of the former president of America, Donald Trump, Liz Cheney shockingly conceded defeat in the primary by a huge margin against Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman.
Liz Cheney after losing the Wyoming primary stated she will continue to fight till the end to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.
According to the news, Hageman secured approximately 66 percent of the votes whereas Cheney could clinch only 29 percent.
Liz Cheney was one of the last republicans who had voted for the impeachment of Donald Trump but faced humongous backlash and will not be returning to the House.
Liz Cheney was already in hot waters as Harriet Hageman headed into the voting as a clear favorite and her victory in the primary election had been predicted before the actual elections.
Liz Cheney had made appeals to the Democrats as well as the independents to vote for her but in the end, she tasted defeat.
After conceding the defeat Liz Cheney said in her speech “this primary election is over but now the real work begins.”
Interestingly, out of 10 Republicans of the house who had voted for the impeachment of Donald Trump, Cheney is the eighth one who will not be coming back to the house next year.
Liz has been an ardent critic of Trump and because of her fiery attitude towards the former president, she also led the House to select the investigating committee for the 6th January attack on the Capitol building.
Cheney didn’t make any announcement regarding her future plans in her speech after getting defeated at the primary but she stated, “the great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all,” she said. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.”
“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. “Our Republic relies upon the goodwill of all candidates for office to accept, honorably, the outcome of elections. And tonight, Harriet Hageman has received the most votes in this primary. She won. I called her to concede the race.”
“If we do not condemn the conspiracies and the lies, if we do not hold those responsible to account, we will be excusing this conduct and it will become a feature of all elections,” Cheney said. “America will never be the same.”
Liz Cheney’s opponent Harriet Hageman was strongly backed by Donald Trump and Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader who had stated earlier before the elections in Wyoming that these primary elections are “going to be a referendum on the January 6 committee.” The recent primary win in Wyoming has proved again that Donald Trump has had a strong grip on the GOP since the time he left the White House.