(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Liz Cheney turned her back on Wyoming long ago and voters returned the favor Tuesday night, delivering a landslide win for MAGA-fueled challenger Harriet Hageman and another decisive primary victory for Trump-backed candidates.
In the end, and it came early Tuesday night in a contest that was never close, nothing could save Cheney from her own traitorous ways, not a pined-for bump from her staring role in the publicly-panned J6 Tribunal TV infomercial, not even a partisan raid on Trump’s home to serve as a ripe talking point for a leftist media trying to boost their champion’s chances.
In true delusional fashion, Cheney tried to paint her 35-point (and counting) loss as a start for something bigger and better, confusingly comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln and still bleating embarrassingly about Trump.
“This primary election is over,” Cheney said in a concession speech. “But now the real work begins.”
“We must be very clear-eyed about the threat we face,” she ranted, and make sure we “do whatever it takes to ensure that Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office.”
Hageman said she wasn’t surprised by Cheney’s comments and slammed the notorious RINO for trotting out “those same old talking points.”
“She’s not focusing on Wyoming,” Hageman told Fox News in a post-victory interview.
“She’s not focusing on our issues. She’s still focusing on an obsession about President Trump.”
Liz Cheney: “Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all.” pic.twitter.com/VbTjCx4afC
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 17, 2022
Hageman said Trump’s support played a key role in her win, which she said “has put the elites on notice — we are no longer going to tolerate representatives who don’t represent us,” reported NBC News.
In a Truth Social post, Trump offered equal parts praise for Hageman and scorn for Cheney.
“This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs,” Trump wrote, referring to the J6 Inquisition that Cheney co-chaired.
“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,” Trump wrote.
“Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 17, 2022