Liz Cheney beaten by a pro-Trump in a Republican primary

Liz Cheney beaten by a pro-Trump in a Republican primary

Liz Cheney's loss to Harriet Hageman is an important victory for Donald Trump.

Representative Liz Cheney, a Donald Trump critic who played a leading role in the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 storming of the US Capitol, bowed to a candidate backed by the former president in a Republican primary in Wyoming, according to projections from Edison Research.

Liz Cheney's loss to Harriet Hageman is a major victory for Donald Trump in his campaign to defeat Republican lawmakers who voted in favor of his impeachment last year. following the deadly disturbances at the Capitol in Washington.

According to Edison Research, after 18% of ballots counted, Harriet Hageman is credited with 65.1% of the vote against 30.3% for Liz Cheney, daughter of #x27;Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Cheney has pledged to do everything possible to ensure that the former President never takes the presidency again of the United States.

I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump never comes near the Oval Office again, she said.

Inauguration Republican in the election for the House of Representatives will therefore go to Donald Trump's protege, further strengthening the ex-president's hold on the Republican Party, despite the many investigations of which he is the subject.

Trump immediately applauded Liz Cheney's defeat: She should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, he claimed on his social network, Truth Social. Now she can finally fall into the dustbin of politics, he rejoiced.

In Wyoming, a state that voted more than 70% for Donald Trump during the last presidential election, candidate Harriet Hageman notably supports the theory conveyed by the Trump clan that the 2020 election was stolen from the former president, despite countless evidence to the contrary.

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A Republican stronghold, the state of Wyoming is unlikely to prove decisive in November's midterm elections in which President Joe Biden's Democratic peers hope to retain their majority , currently very narrow, in Congress.

Republicans are expected to regain control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate as well.

With the information from Reuters and Agence France-Presse

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