Republican congresswoman critical of Trump loses primary to candidate supported by former president

Liz Cheney é uma dos dez representantes do Partido Republicano que votaram pelo impeachment de Trump na Câmara em 2021 e vice-presidente do comitê que investiga a invasão ao Capitólio
Liz Cheney is one of ten GOP representatives who voted to impeach Trump in the House in 2021 ) and vice-chairman of the committee investigating the Capitol invasion| Photo: EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Representative Liz Cheney, one of 10 GOP representatives who voted to impeach Donald Trump in the US House in January de 2020, after the capitol raid, and vice chairman of the house committee investigating the January 6 riot of last year, will not run for reelection.

17082340Cheney was defeated in the Republican primaries by attorney Harriet Hageman, supported by Trump and who will be the party’s candidate for the state of Wyoming’s sole seat in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections in November.

17082340Cheney, eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, admitted defeat in a speech in Jackson City and blamed Trump.

17082340“Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of votes you. I could easily have won again. The path was clear, but it would require me to agree with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election.” to the former Republican president’s allegation that Joe Biden’s victory in that year’s presidential election was rigged, a thesis also defended by Hageman.

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