Primary voters hit the polls on Tuesday in Wyoming and Alaska
Kongresvrou Liz Cheney lost to Republikein nominee and primary challenger Harriet Hageman on Tuesday, in fresh signs of Donald Trump’s enduring sway over the Republican Party, as primary elections were held in Alaska en Wyoming, two of the reddest states in the country.
Ms Hageman was leading the Republican field with at least 62.4 per cent of the total votes polled, with Ms Cheney trailing with 33.5 per cent of the votes. N somtotaal van 58 per cent of the expected ballots had been counted, Edison Research said.
As her congressional career suffered an unexpected halt, Ms Cheney vowed that she would do whatever it takes to stop Mr Trump from reaching the White House again.
A staunch critic from within the Republican camp, Ms Cheney has condemned the former president’s administration by serving a very public role of ant-Trump resistance and steered the congressional probe into the January 6 Capitol riots.
She was facing an effort by Mr Trump to punish her for disloyalty in the form of Harriet Hageman, her former staffer and current top rival.
'Meisie, BYE!’: Divided Republican Party reacts to Liz Cheney’s crushing primary defeat
The political defenestration of Liz Cheney brought the stark divisions in the Republican Party to the fore on Tuesday night as backers and opponents were quick to respond to her defeat.
It started with the former president, for whom Ms Cheney has been a chief antagonist in the political game.
“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, die manier waarop sy opgetree het, en sy hater, heilige woorde en optrede teenoor ander,” Mr Trump said on his personal social network Truth Social.
House GOP conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik branded Ms Cheney “Nancy Pelosi’s puppet”, terwyl Lauren Boebert, kongresvrou van Colorado GOP, eenvoudig getwiet het: “Girl, BYE!”
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Liz Cheney says she has ‘no regrets’
Talking to CBS news, Ms Cheney said: “ I have no regrets.”
“I feel very proud about all the work that I’ve done together with people of Wyoming over the last six years and really understand and recognise there’s nothing more important than the defense of our Constitution. And so I’m going to continue to work and ensure that we’re doing that in a way that is nonpartisan," sy het gese.
Cheney is set to lose to a Trump-endorsed primary challenger in the Republican primary for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district.
Trump spreading ‘insidious lie’ about FBI search, says Liz Cheney
Republican Liz Cheney amped up her attack on Donald Trump after losing the Tuesday night’s primary race and said that the former president was spreading an “insidious lie” over the FBI search at his Florida home-turned-club Mar-a-Lago by calling it politically motivated.
“This is another insidious lie,” US representative Cheney and staunch anti-Trump GOP member said in a speech conceding her Tuesday night loss.
Mr Trump “knows that embracing these conspiracies will trigger violence and threats of violence. This happened on Jan 6, and it’s now happening again,” Ms Chenney said in a sharp attack on the former president as she faced a pivotal defeat for disloyalty in the form of Harriet Hageman, her former staffer and current top rival.
Verlede week, federal agents seized boxes of documents, some top secret, from the former president’s Palm Beach, Florida, resort as part of an investigation into whether critical papers were removed illegally from the White House after Trump left office.
Mr Trump has dubbed the search by the federal agents as politically motivated.
Fetterman opens up shocking lead in new PA Senate poll
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gov John Fetterman is dominating the state US Senate race with a lead of nearly 20 punte, according to a new survey out Tuesday from Public Opinion Strategies, which has an A- rating from pollster aggregator FiveThirtyEIght.
If Mr Fetterman’s level of support is anywhere close to as high as it is in the poll, he’s heading for a clean victory in November in what analysts have thought for months was going to be an easy year for Republicans like his opponent, TV’s Dr Mehmet Oz.
Donald Trump Jr takes a dig at Liz Cheney: ‘You won’t have to pretend…’
Donald Trump Jr took a swipe at congresswoman Liz Cheney after she lost the Republican primaries on Tuesday and said that the anti-Trump GOP leader will not have to pretend to be from Wyoming, the state from where she contested the key race.
He shared a 35-seconds long video of his father Donald Trump grooving and dancing and wrote: “Bye bye @Liz_Cheney. On the bright side at least you won’t have to pretend to be from Wyoming anymore.”
The former president’s son did not share a tweet on congratulating the candidate backed by Mr Trump, Harriet Hageman, but instead issued multiple tweets mocking Ms Cheney.
In another tweet, he slammed the congresswoman’s mention of 16th US president Abraham Lincoln and said: “Liz Cheney really compared herself to Lincoln… LMFAO. That CNN & MSDNC fluffing really got to her carpetbagger/warmonger head.”
Fetterman raises half a million from Dr Oz’s grocery gaffe
John Fetterman’s US Senate campaign in Pennsylvania says it has raised more than half a million dollars in the wake of a video posted by his opponent, Dr Mehmet Oz, in which the Republican candidate attempts the art of shopping for groceries.
The bizarre video posted by Dr Oz this week was widely mocked on Twitter as the bewildered Dr Oz misread price labels and depicted himself as a stranger to the Wegman’s produce section.
Five times Liz Cheney was Donald Trump’s biggest thorn on Capitol Hill
Kongresvrou Liz Cheney of Wyoming headed into a primary election on Tuesday where her betrayal of Donald Trump in the wake of the January 6 attack eventually cost her a seat in the House; just a few years ago she was a powerful member of the chamber’s Republican leadership.
Ms Cheney has embraced the role of the stoic resistance leader, more than any other member of the House or Senate who broke with Mr Trump after the 2020 election or January 6, and never missed an opportunity to point out his role in the horrifying attack.
Here’s a look at the most important moments in Liz Cheney’s career as the de facto leader of the anti-Trump GOP:
As the Jan 6 committee has shown, an anti-Trump voice in the GOP can be damaging
Liz Cheney: What’s next for firebrand anti-Trump Republican
From a widely speculated launch for presidential run in 2024 to sounding an alarm over Trumpism, there are several possible next moves for the 56-year-old congresswoman could make.
Here’s where we might see Ms Cheney land, berigte Johanna Chisholm:
The three-term congresswoman has lost her at-large US House primary race in Wyoming against a Trump-backed opponent. What’s next for the GOP lawmaker?
Cheney invokes Abraham Lincoln in fiery concession speech
In a speech delivered on a picturesque private ranch in Wyoming on Tuesday as her congressional career came to a halt, Liz Cheney invoked one of the nation’s most famous presidents who held the US together in time of civil war.
And she vowed that she would do whatever it takes to stop Donald Trump from reaching the White House again.
“Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he ultimately won,” she told her hopeful supporters.
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Harriet Hageman beats rival Republican after the congresswoman’s continued criticism of the GOP and Donald Trump
Trump slams Cheney as ‘spiteful and sanctimonious’ as he gloats over her primary defeat
Former President Donald Trump wasted no time before gloating about Liz Cheney’s defeat Tuesday night.
“Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive WIN in Wyoming. This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs. Liz Cheney behoort haarself te skaam, die manier waarop sy opgetree het, en sy hater, heilige woorde en optrede teenoor ander. Nou kan sy uiteindelik verdwyn in die dieptes van politieke vergetelheid waar, ek is seker, she will be much happier than she is right now. Thank you WYOMING!” he wrote on Truth Social.
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