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Liz Cheney Fights Trump, Could Run for US President

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Liliana Salgado and Nathan Lane

Jackson — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has vowed to do everything she can to keep Donald Trump out of the White House, prompting Congress to said to decide. She will be out in the coming months on whether she will run for president after losing to a major Trump-backed challenger in Wyoming on Tuesday.

But another Republican congressman who defied the former president, Senator Lisa Markowski, cleared her hurdle in Alaska. She was scheduled to run against pro-Trump challenger Kelly Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 congressional election.

Defeat of Cheney by Trump-backed Harriet Hageman expels Republicans who supported his impeachment after mob of his supporters storm Capitol building It marks a significant victory in the former president's campaign to do last year.

Cheney, an outspoken critic of President Trump and a key figure in the congressional investigation into the January 6th Capitol shootings, declared in his campaign that he would "go along with President Trump's lies." I'm not going to," he said. See About the 2020 Elections.

"It would have been necessary to unravel our democratic system and enable his ongoing efforts to attack the foundations of our republic. It wasn't, and it wasn't a path I was willing to take," she told her supporters. I will do whatever it takes," he said, adding that he was considering running for president.

"That's what I'm thinking and I'll be making a decision in the next few months," she said when asked about her presidential bid, "today." There is a lot of work left for the January 6th Commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol attack.

"I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very serious threat and danger to our country. And that's what I'm going to be in," Cheney said. 99% were tallied in Wyoming, with Hageman leading the Republican field with 66.3% of the vote, followed by Cheney with 28.9%.

Results in Alaska were less clear.

According to Edison, 72% of the expected votes were tallied, with Murkowski leading slightly with 42.7% of the vote, Tshibaka with 41.4%, and Democrat Patricia Chesbro. followed by his 6.2%. The state's nonpartisan primary format excludes all but the top four voters.

Murkowski, a moderate, is one of the most independent speakers in the Senate. , has held the seat since 2003.

Edison also predicted that there would be no clear-cut winner in Alaska. A three-way battle to complete the term of Congressman Don Young, who died in March.

Sarah Palin, a former governor and his 2008 vice-presidential candidate with Trump's endorsement, will face fellow Republican Nick Begich III and Democrat Mary Pertra in the race. The winner will be announced on his August 31st.

Wyoming and Alaska are both solidly Republican, with President Joe Biden's Democrats losing their very thin majority on March 31, 2018. The results are unlikely to influence whether or not meeting. Republicans are expected to retake the House and possibly gain control of the Senate.

Banning Trump Critics

The ousting of Cheney is the latest sign of Trump's enduring influence over the Republican Party.

Trump, who has hinted at running for president in 2024, has made ending Cheney's congressional career a priority among 10 House Republicans who will support impeachment in 2021.

Cheney, the daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney, used her position on the committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the January 6 congressional riots. , continued to draw attention to Trump's actions that day and his false claims that he won the 2020 election. If he wins control of the House of Representatives in May, he is expected to dissolve the January 6 inquiry. The new parliamentary representative will win his seat in January.

Hageman, a natural resources attorney who has embraced Trump's election lies, criticized Cheney's concession speech, saying she had little interest in the problems facing the state. said to indicate that

"She remains focused on the obsession with President Trump and the people of Wyoming. Wyoming voters sent a very big message tonight," Hageman told Fox News. said in

House of Representatives Cheney voted to impeach Trump on charges of inciting a Capitol riot, and Senate Markowski voted to convict him of that charge. Trump Mr. was eventually acquitted.

Of his 10 Republicans who supported impeachment, only Dan Newhouse in Washington could run for Congress after the November election. (Reporting by Liliana Salgado in Jackson, Wyoming; Nathan Lane in Wilton, Connecticut; additional reporting by Kanishka Singh, Eric Beach, Moira Warburton, Chris Gallagher, Alistair Bell, John Stonestreet, Alex Richardson, edited by Bernadette Baum)