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Republican primary loses Trump nemesis Liz Cheney

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney was flatly defeated by Donald Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman on Tuesday in the widely watched Republican primary showdown.

The race was called According to NBC, incumbent Cheney received only 30% of the vote, compared to 65% for Hageman, about 10% of the electorate. reported.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's 56-year-old daughter is seeking campaign donations from Democrats across the country to vote for her in the Republican primary. It was expected to receive a small boost from both parties.

Cheney's defeat was widely anticipated, but it was impeachment or revenge against 10 House Republicans and seven Republican Senators who voted for impeachment. On tour, she became Trump's top sculptor. She is found guilty of inciting a riot in the Capitol last year.

However, Cheney has indicated that she intends to continue her political activism, and she has even joked that she will run for president in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump put his support behind Hageman after Cheney voted to convict him in his second impeachment trial.
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The 45th president called Cheney a "war During the campaign, which repeatedly denounced the He accused Trump of becoming a dictator.

Cheney was the deputy chairman and de facto chief prosecutor of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol Riots, and was the de facto chief prosecutor of Trump's actions to date and his violence. inaction during

"To my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible, the day will come when Donald Trump will be gone, but your disgrace will remain," Cheney said.

Trump has called Cheney a "warmonger."
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But Cheney's tensions with Trump saw the Capitol looted by a barbaric mob of his supporters. In fact, he attacked her in her name on Jan. 6, just before a crowd broke into the building to stop President Biden from proving victory.[44][45] In a pre-riot speech, Trump told his supporters: world. we need to get rid of them. We have to kick them out—you know, she never wants to take a soldier home.

A month before the riot, Trump vetoed the $740 billion defense bill in part because Cheney restricted the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, Germany, and South Korea.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California Democrat) Chaney after accepting the Riot Commission post even after rejecting the pro-Trump Republican nomination At a panel by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

Cheney later House Republican leadership He accused the ministry of "enabling white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism."

The Wyoming representative's reputation as an anti-Trump campaigner has even spawned speculation that she may be Biden's running mate in her 2024 election.

Vice President Kamala Harris accused her of "gossip" in her January, and Biden accused her of someone like Cheney. said it might be replaced by

Cheney told the Post in April 2021 that she could run for president, but she didn't know when that would be. I have not specified whether it will be "I haven't ruled anything. It's been a long time," said she.

During the final stages of the campaign, Dick Cheney, who served in the same House of Representatives from 1979 until 1989, released a video advertisement for his daughter.

"In our nation's 246-year history, no one has posed a greater threat to our country than Donald Trump," saidElder Cheney  "After voters rejected him, he tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to stay in power. He's a coward. A real man doesn't lie to his supporters."

Cheney's father former Vice President Dick Cheney campaigned on her behalf.
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Dick Cheney is next. added like She never backs down from a fight. Nothing is more important than what she does than that Donald Trump will never be in the Oval Office again, and that she will lead the effort to ensure that she succeeds.

Cheney was the No. 3 Republican in the House until last year, but wasexiled in retaliation for his relentless criticism of Trump. Her Congressman[93] initially resented her persistent reprimands against the former president,[95] although she supported her[94] after she voted for Trump's impeachment.[95] }