Rep. Liz Cheney was sent packing on Tuesday night, as Wyoming voters overwhelmingly let her know that she’s no longer welcome as a representative in their state.
According to Breitbart, Cheney was soundly beaten by her Republican, Trump-backed challenger, Harriet Hageman, by a humiliating 30-point margin. It was a total blowout, as promised by the 45th president when Cheney first raised her hand as one of the 10 House Republicans who backed a sham impeachment trial against him.
Cheney, even after losing, badly, didn’t let up in her attacks against Trump, telling NBC News after the election results that she believes he’s “a very grave threat and risk to our republic.”
“I have said since Jan. 6 that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office — and I mean it,” Cheney said during her concession speech.
But that’s not all she said during her concession speech, as she evoked Abraham Lincoln in her attempt to hint at the possibility to run for the White House in 2024.
To say her critics had fun with it would be a massive understatement.
Someone should inform Liz Cheney that Abraham Lincoln would have voted for Harriet Hageman.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) August 17, 2022
Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and Liz Cheney grew her net worth by 600% in just 6 years as a Member of Congress.
The two are not comparable.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) August 17, 2022
Many have wondered, rightfully so, how Cheney, who has very little support in today’s Trump-dominated, “America First” Republican Party, could actually be even remotely serious about making a run for the White House.
Hagemen, who’s likely to be Wyoming’s next Republican lawmaker, gave a shout-out to Trump in her victory speech.
“Obviously we’re all very grateful to President Trump, who recognizes that Wyoming has only one congressional representative and we have to make it count.”
Trump thanked Wyoming voters, writing on Truth Social, “Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now. Thank you WYOMING!”