Well, it’s over. Liz Cheney has lost the Republican primary in Wyoming and Harriet Hageman has been declared the winner.
At the time of this writing, Liz Cheney has already conceded the race to Hageman and has given her concession speech, so this race has been officially called.
This election represents a huge turning point for Republicans. The era of the Bushes and the Cheneys is over.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Cheney loses to Trump-backed Hageman in Wyoming GOP House primary
Harriet Hageman, the Republican backed by Donald Trump, managed to take down the former president’s most prominent critic, Rep. Liz Cheney, in the GOP race for Wyoming’s at-large congressional seat on Tuesday.
Multiple outlets called the race shortly after 10 p.m. as Hageman led by more than 30 points with 19% of the votes counted. Cheney conceded shortly thereafter in a fiery speech where she blasted Trump for the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and warned that more danger is on the horizon if Trump and fellow 2020 election deniers are voted into office.
“I have said since January 6, that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office,” Cheney said. “And I mean it. This is a fight for all of us together.”
The contest between Cheney, a political scion and former member of House GOP leadership who came under fire for her continued rebuke of Trump and his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, and Hageman, Cheney’s onetime ally and informal adviser, became one of the most watched in the country as the former president and his allies ramped up efforts to take out the incumbent congresswoman.
Twitter is exploding over the news.
Good bye Felicia and Good Riddance. pic.twitter.com/zotOmwgsQy
— Marty (@Marty46934362) August 17, 2022
Liz Cheney's political career began in 2014 when she announced a run for senate in Wyoming with a Facebook post geotagged to McLean, Virginia.
It ended with her comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln after losing her congressional seat by over 35 points.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 17, 2022
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 17, 2022
Wyoming voted for Harriet Hageman & defeated Liz Cheney.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 17, 2022
Congratulations to Harriet Hageman and the people of Wyoming!