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Liz Cheney loses Wyoming Republican primary to Trump-endorsed rival

Added 08-16-22 11:09:02pm EST - “The vice-chair of the House January 6 panel faced retribution from state voters for going against the former president” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Liz Cheney loses Wyoming Republican primary to Trump-endorsed rival”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The vice-chair of the House January 6 panel faced retribution from state voters for going against the former president

Liz Cheney has paid the price for her staunch opposition to Donald Trump’s assault on US democracy by losing her seat in Congress to a challenger backed by the former president.

The vice-chair of the January 6 committee was beaten by a conservative lawyer, Hageman – who has echoed Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud – in a Republican primary election to decide Wyoming’s lone member in the House of Representatives.

Conceding defeat in a speech in Jackson, she said: “No House seats, no office in this land is more important than the principles we are all sworn to protect. And I well understood the potential political consequences of abiding by my duty.

“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.

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