Liz Cheney, sworn enemy of Donald Trump, ejected from her seat in Congress

The elected American Liz Cheney, spokesperson for the anti-Trump Republicans, suffered a crushing defeat on Tuesday August 16 during her primary in Wyoming for a seat in the House of Representatives, against a candidate supported by the former President. “I will do whatever it takes to ensure that Donald Trump never comes near the Oval Office again”she has, from Wyoming, a very conservative state where she has sat since 2017.

The 56-year-old parliamentarian has been one of the Republican billionaire’s main pet peeves since she dared to join the parliamentary committee investigating her role in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney even co-chairs this group of elected officials, for whom Donald Trump has “failed in his duty” during the attack carried out by his supporters to try to prevent the certification of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election of 2020.

Donald Trump, who openly flirts with a presidential candidacy in 2024, constantly denounces the work of this commission, which he describes as “witch hunt”. He had therefore pledged to beat Liz Cheney, putting all his weight behind his rival Harriet Hageman, a 59-year-old lawyer with whom he went to campaign at the end of May.

The Republican nomination in the election for the House of Representatives will therefore go to Donald Trump’s protege, further strengthening the hold of the former White House tenant on the Republican Party, despite the many investigations to which it is subject. As if, by dint of accumulation, all these affairs no longer had a hold on him.

The ex-real estate mogul immediately applauded Liz Cheney’s loss: “She should be ashamed of herself, of the way she acted”he said on his social network, Truth Social. “Now she can finally fall into the oblivion of politics”he rejoiced.

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

For her part, Liz Cheney, who voted for the dismissal from which Donald Trump finally escaped, has been trying for more than a year to dismantle this thesis to which millions of Trumpists still adhere. “In our country, we do not take an oath to an individual or to a political party”affirmed the elected official during a parliamentary hearing in mid-June, considering that the “defense of the American Constitution” deserved to jeopardize his political career.

How does Liz Cheney now intend to block Donald Trump? Rumors lend him presidential ambitions for the 2024 election. Tuesday evening, Liz Cheney also wanted to offer an outstretched hand to the “Republicans, Democrats and Independents” : “Let us pledge to form a united front against those who want to destroy our republic.”

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