Legislator Liz Cheney, a staunch critic of Donald Trump, will not be able to run for the United States Congress again in the November elections, after a strong defeat in the Republican internal election in Wyoming. She but she promised a tough battle to prevent the former president from returning to power, and she does not rule out running for president in 2024.
Liz Cheney lost her internal seat to Harriet Hageman, who received the unconditional support of the former president.
Thus, Hageman, who supports Trump’s claims that the 2020 elections were “rigged”, will contest the seat for Wyoming in the mid-term elections, in which the Democrats risk losing their narrow majority.
Conceding her defeat, the legislator promised do everything possible to prevent Trump from heading the government again from the United States.
Former President Donald Trump celebrated the defeat of his political enemy in the Republican caucus. Photo: REUTERS to
“Since January 6 I have been saying that I will do whatever is necessary to ensure that Donald Trump is never near the Oval Office again, and I mean it,” said the congresswoman in a concession speech after losing the possibility in primary elections. to run for Congress again in November.
Indeed, Cheney, 56, has been a stone in the Republican mogul’s shoe since joining the House committee investigating whether he played any role in the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on Capitol Hill.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney co-chairs that commission of representatives convinced that Trump “missed his duty” during the attack by his supporters on Capitol Hill to try to prevent the certification of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential elections.
In response, the 45th President of the United States multiplied his attacks against Cheneywhich he called “disloyal,” “warmonger,” and “failure,” and gave Hageman his full support.
This 59-year-old lawyer supports Trump’s claims that the 2020 elections were “rigged” and will dispute the seat for Wyoming – a state in which Trump won with more than 70% of the votes in the presidential elections – in the elections of half term.
Right away, former real estate mogul celebrated Cheney’s defeatcalling his loss on Tuesday a “wonderful result for the United States.”
Liz Cheney participated in the legislative commission that investigated Donald Trump’s role in the attack on Capitol Hill in January 2021. Photo: AP
“Now he can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, he will be much happier than he is now,” he said on his social network, Truth Social.
Liz Cheney voted in favor of the impeachment of the tycoon, who did not prosper when he was acquitted by the Senate, and has been trying for more than a year to dismantle this thesis defended by millions of Trumpists.
Since investigating Trump and his collaborators, the congresswoman was the target of a series of death threats and no longer travels without a police escort.
This forced her to carry out a kind of campaign in the shadows, without electoral acts or public acts.
He even avoided the traditional Election Day photo op on Tuesday, dodging the press at the polling station where he voted, near Jackson.
Dispute for the White House?
After admitting her defeat, Liz Cheney stressed that she will not lower her arms in front of her enemy Trump, and did not rule out the possibility of running for president in 2024.
Speaking to NBC after her loss, the Wyoming representative said Trump is “a very serious threat and risk for our republic.” He added that defeating him will require “a broad, united front of Republicans, Democrats and independents, and that’s what I intend to do.”
The legislator did not want to confirm the versions of whether she would seek the presidency, but admitted: “It’s something I’m thinking about.”
Before a group of supporters, Cheney described his defeat as the beginning of a new chapter in his political career.
“Our work is far from done,” he said, evoking Abraham Lincoln, who also lost congressional elections before rising to the presidency and preserving the union.