On Tuesday, the voters of Wyoming sealed U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s fate, vanquishing her from Congress in favor of Republican state legislator Harriet Hageman, who has former President Donald Trump’s endorsement.
Decision Desk was the first to call the race on Twitter.
Decision Desk HQ projects Harriet Hageman (@HagemanforWY) is the winner of the Republican nomination for Wyoming's at-large U.S. House congressional district. She has defeated incumbent Rep Liz Cheney (R).#DecisionMade: 9:27pm EDT— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) August 17, 2022
More results here: https://t.co/lXPOtTvdbv
Cheney is the vice-chair of Nancy Pelosi’s ongoing inquisition into the events of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol, which has been blown out of proportion to attack Republicans. The polls show the January 6 riot has little effect on the electorate, as evidenced by Cheney’s overwhelming loss on Tuesday to the pro-Trump faction of the GOP.
“I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney,” said Trump when he endorsed Hageman.
“Harriet is a fourth-generation daughter of Wyoming, a very successful attorney, and has the support and respect of a truly great U.S. Senator, Wyoming’s own Cynthia Lummis.”
“Like many Wyomingites, I supported Liz Cheney when she ran for Congress,” Hageman said when speaking about her campaign. “But then she betrayed Wyoming, she betrayed this country, and she betrayed me.”
Cheney now finds herself headed to the unemployment line alongside fellow pro-impeachment Republicans including Representatives Jamie Herrera Beutler (WA), Peter Meijer (MI), and Tom Rice (SC).
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