Harriet Hageman, Pro  Trump Candidate, Wins Wyoming Primary Over Rival Liz Cheney By A Wide Margin

Harriet Hageman, Pro Trump Candidate, Wins Wyoming Primary Over Rival Liz Cheney By A Wide Margin

headline17. Aug 2022

In the US, primary elections were held in the states of Alaska and Wyoming on Tuesday. In Wyoming, former President Donald Trump supporter Harriet Hageman defeated incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney, who has become Trump’s most ardent Republican critic in Congress. Cheney voted for Trump’s second impeachment trial and serves as vice chairman of the US House of Representatives committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021. Hageman received about 66% of the vote, while Cheney received about 29% of the vote. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, addressed supporters in the town of Jackson, Wyoming on Tuesday night.

Representative Liz Cheney: “Two years ago I won this primary with 73% of the vote. He could easily have done the same thing again. The path was clear, but he should have accepted Trump’s false claims regarding the 2020 presidential election, yielded to his continued efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the very foundations of our republic. It was a path I couldn’t and didn’t want to walk.”

In Alaska, former governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin appears to be one of four candidates who will advance to November’s general election to fill Alaska’s only seat in the US House of Representatives, previously occupied by Don Young died in March.

Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and her Republican rival, who was supported by Trump, Kelly Tshibaka, advanced to November’s general election.

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