From CNN: Liz Cheney vows to carry on fight against Trump after conceding defeat in Wyoming primary
(CNN) Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the most ardent Republican critic of Donald Trump in Congress, vowed to carry on her fight against the former President and the election-denying movement he leads in a speech Tuesday night after conceding defeat in her primary.
She’ll lose to Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman, CNN projects.
“This primary election is over,” Cheney said in her speech. “But now the real work begins.”
The last of the 10 House Republicans who voted for Trump’s second impeachment to face voters, Cheney now becomes the eighth who will not be returning to the House next year. Cheney’s loss, though widely anticipated, represents a significant marker in the wider fight over the direction of the Republican Party. Once considered an up-and-comer, she was booted from House GOP leadership last year over her unyielding opposition to the former President and trailed in polling back home this year as she helped lead the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.