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.
Liz Cheney: "Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all…” pic.twitter.com/3bIFVv2Ch0
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BREAKING: Rep. Liz Cheney concedes primary to pro-Trump challenger https://t.co/PY5KxR5HXD
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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.”