Cheney’s Devastating Loss Puts RINOs on Notice

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) experienced a devastating loss in her state’s Republican primary on Tuesday evening, as her challenger Harriet Hageman won by a 38% margin.

Hageman, a pro-Trump candidate who is strongly America First, received 113,025 votes (66.33%) compared to Cheney’s 49,316 votes (28.94%), with 99% of the vote counted, according to Decision Desk HQ.

Speaking out about the RINO (Republican in Name Only) congresswoman’s resounding defeat, Trump attorney Christina Bobb asserted that this was a sign for other RINOs across the country that the American people are tired of their antics.

“The people of Wyoming sent a message loud and clear to the RINOs in this country that they’re not tolerating it anymore,” Bobb said. “We all saw this coming.”

Polling leading up to the Wyoming primary race regularly showed Cheney in a double-digit hole. Election pundits consistently claimed that the congresswoman’s best chance of scoring an upset victory was to convert Democrats to register as Republicans and vote for her in the primary, as she had basically been courting the Democrat vote for the past few years with her alliance with House Democrats against former President Donald Trump and all of his supporters.

Wyoming laws allow voters to switch their party affiliation up to two weeks before the primary election, and also allow same-day party changes at polling places or by voters who have requested absentee ballots.

According to Bobb, the plan to court Democrat voters was destined to fail.

“The only way that that strategy would work would be if Democrats have a compelling message,” the Trump attorney explained. “And they don’t. There’s absolutely nothing about the Democrat platform that’s compelling to any American, particularly Americans in Wyoming who are among the most conservative in the nation.”

Following her humiliating defeat, Cheney further embarrassed herself by using her concession speech to compare her current situation to that of former President Abraham Lincoln — and went on to compare her fight to never allow Trump become president again to Ulysses S. Grant marching south in the Battle of the Wilderness.

“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,” the Wyoming congresswoman said. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed. He saved our Union.”

Many conservatives claimed that Cheney’s comparison of herself to Lincoln was her essentially suggesting that she planned to run for president in the future.
Trump celebrated Cheney’s defeat in a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, while also calling for the House Select January 6 Committee — which Cheney is a part of — to be dissolved.

“Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive WIN in Wyoming,” the former president wrote. “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!”

Cheney has refused to rule out a potential 2024 presidential campaign following her primary loss. During an interview with NBC News, she said that a run for the White House was something she was “thinking about.”

Bobb believes this is a delusional aspiration, though she would enjoy watching Cheney try.

“I would love to see a White House run,” she said. “I love how she follows up a massive defeat with, ‘Well, I was going to run for president anyway.’”

Bobb went on to note that discussing a possible presidential run is a tactic to try to avoid humiliation by Cheney and the establishment.

“They’re just trying to save face,” she added.