Anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney went down in flames Tuesday night when voters in Wyoming overwhelmingly supported her conservative opponent Harriet Hageman.

The final result was 66% to 29%. Cheney was one of two Republicans to serve on the January 6 Committee.

 

After the staggering defeat, Cheney told supporters she simply could not support Donald Trump.

“That was a path I could not and would not take,” Cheney said. “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.”

“I have said since January 6 that I will do whatever it takes to ensure that Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office, and I mean it. This is a fight for all of us, together,” she said.

“I’m a conservative Republican. … But I love my country more. So I ask you tonight to join me: As we leave here, let us resolve that we will stand together, Republicans, Democrats and independents, against those who would destroy our republic.”