In the primary race this past Tuesday evening, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) failed horribly against her opponent, Harriet Hageman, out in Wyoming, who has run with the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.
This loss from Cheney comes in the wake of her choice to try and fight harder against Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen than she fought against the Democrats and President Joe Biden.
With well over 95% of the total votes counted, Hageman was able to secure over 66% of the vote while Cheney only managed to scrape up a meager 28.9%.
“Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive WIN in Wyoming,” Trump expressed on social media. “This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs. Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others. 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!”
Just recently, Cheney went after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who is viewed by most as the most likely future of the Republican Party, as part of an interview with The New York Times in which she also confessed that she preferred to work with her Democrat colleagues more than her Republican ones.
Cheney stated that she “would find it very difficult” to stand in support of DeSantis for a general election against any Democrat if DeSantis takes the slot for the 2024 GOP nominee for president.
“I think that Ron DeSantis has lined himself up almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous,” expressed Cheney.
Cheney also claimed that she also prefers working with the female Democrats in Congress over the Republican women.
“I would much rather serve with Mikie Sherrill and Chrissy Houlahan and Elissa Slotkin than Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, even though on substance certainly I have big disagreements with the Democratic women I just mentioned,” expressed Cheney. “But they love this country, they do their homework and they are people that are trying to do the right thing for the country.”
Previously in February, Cheney was the target of much criticism from governor DeSantis due to her work in targeting her own party by working with Democrats on the January 6 committee.
“Cheney is totally off the rails with her nonsense,” stated DeSantis. “And I think she’s not really a Republican in terms of what she’s doing. We want people that are going to fight the left. And that’s what we need to do in this country.”
“That’s what we’re doing in Florida, standing up for people’s freedoms,” DeSantis expressed. “We’re opposing wokeness. We’re opposing all these things. To act like the main issue in this country is things that happened over a year ago, I can tell you in Florida that’s not what Floridians are concerned about. They’re concerned about inflation and gas prices.”
“So I think focusing on the issues and showing that we stand for things that matter to people is the way forward,” finished Governor DeSantis. “To have a vendetta against Donald Trump and to constantly be bringing this up is just not something that I think Republican voters are interested in.”