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Trump-backed Hedgeman ousts Cheney in Wyoming GOP primary

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Republican Rep. Harriet Hedgeman — who had strong support from former President Donald Trump — announced thatRep. won the Republican nomination for a seat in Congress. Tuesday.

Cheney, who had lost by more than 30 percent when she called Hageman to ask for a concession, was the youngest of her 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach the then-president. It was long. instigated the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. This was done by right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters aimed at disrupting congressional certification of President Biden's Electoral College victory in the 2020 election.

The conservative congressman and defense hawk was soon verbally attacked by Mr. Trump and his allies, and last May, she was ousted as the third party leader of the House of Representatives. I was.

Trump stepped up her efforts to oust Cheney from Congress, and endorsed Hageman when she ran for election in Wyoming last summer. . The former president and his allies successfully persuaded some, but not all, of the other anti-Cheney candidates to drop out of the primary and band together around Hagemann. 


Republican congressional candidate Harriet Hageman campaigns at the Goshen County Fair parade, in Torrington, Wyoming on August 4, 2022

Republican Congressman Harriet campaigns at the Goshen County Fair Parade in Torrington, Wyoming, August 4, 2022. Candidate Hageman (Hageman Congressional Campaign)

Former President traveled to Wyoming in late May to host a major campaign to back Hagemann. held a meeting. Trump, the Republican Party's most popular and powerful politician, won nearly 70% of her vote in Wyoming in the 2020 presidential election.

Hageman, a native of Wyoming and her 2018 gubernatorial candidate, is a former Cheney supporter and adviser who donated to the campaign for a third term in Congress. She is also a conservative lawyer who has fought for water, land and property rights.

Cheney faces near-certain loss in Wyoming Republican primary, major battle ahead for

nation's democracy Two Republicans who are responsible for putting country before process and parties, and are on a special select committee organized by House Democrats investigating the riots at theCapitol. One of the members. The commission made headlines and gained national attention this summer as it held hearings on television.

Rep. Liz Cheney talks with voters at Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, on July 16, 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney in Wind River, Wyoming Reservation to speak to voters, July 16, 2022 (Liz Cheney re-election campaign )

10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump Four of the lawmakers voted against it, asking for another term in parliament. Four of his six running for re-election lost in the Republican primaries, and his other two advanced in his November.

Cheney — in comments in recent weeks — said her first defeat had to pay for success in a greater crusade to ensure Trump never came back. The White House seemed relieved that it was the price it didn't.


Cheney saidIn an interview with "Fox News Sunday"late last month, he said: “Given the choice between keeping my seat in the House of Representatives, ensuring the survival of the constitutional republic, and ensuring that the American people know the truth about Donald Trump, I believe that the Constitution And choose the truth every day.Once a week and twice on Sundays.”

Paul Steinhauser is a political reporter based in New Hampshire.