Liz Cheney has dived into black hole of her political career following the historic defeat in primary. There may be no one as divorced from reality in Washington, DC, as Republican Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, who will find herself out of a job in January.
She got obliterated in a loss on August 16, 2022 to Harriet Hageman in the Wyoming Republican primary and judging by her concession speech, she believes she can do something to stop former President Donald Trump in 2024.
Cheney talked about how she won her last election by a 73-point margin and how “I could easily have done the same again”.
“The path was clear. But it would have required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election. It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic”, she said.
“That was a path I could not and would not take”, she said.
What a hero! But she believes she is even more heroic than that as she compared herself to Abraham Lincoln.
“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all”, she said to her supporters in Jackson, Wyoming. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history”.
“Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said, ‘We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from this earth.’ As we meet here tonight, that remains our greatest and most important task”, she said.
But she was not done. She gave some insight into her future plans and to no one’s surprise they involve her obsession with Trump.
“Freedom must not, cannot, and will not die here”, she said. “We must be very clear-eyed about the threat we face, and about what is required to defeat it. I have said since January 6th, that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office, and I mean it”.
She gave even more insight when she spoke to NBC News on Wednesday. She was asked point blank if she intended to campaign for president.
“That’s a decision I’m going to make in the coming months”, she said. “It is something I’m thinking about and I’ll make a decision in the coming months”.
The reaction to Cheney’s defeat was swift, and led by former President Trump.
“Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive WIN in Wyoming. This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs. Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others. 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. Thank you WYOMING!” he said on Truth Social.
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