The former president said the race, in which Cheney is facing his opponent, Harriet Hagemanis a “referendum” on the riots in the Capitol of USA on January 6 and Cheney’s attempts to investigate them as vice chair of the January 6 select committee on the Congress.
“If Liz Cheney loses tonight, the fake news media will do everything in their power to play it down and pretend it wasn’t a referendum on the underdogs. [como llama a los miembros del comité]. They’ll say it wasn’t a big deal.” wrote trump in TruthSocial on Tuesday. “Actually, it’s something important, very very important!”RELATED
Polls in the Wyoming race closed at 9 pm ET Tuesday, and poll data shows Cheney facing a huge defeat, with a potential loss of up to 20 percent.
Cheney’s Republican colleagues in the camera they haven’t supported it either, to be exact.
“I don’t think she’s going to win,” the House Minority Leader told Fox News on Tuesday, Kevin McCarthy. “I think it’s going to be a referendum on the January 6 Committee.”
The Wyoming incumbent is one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 caucus and part of an equally small group of GOP members willing to publicly criticize the party’s standard-bearer, Donald Trump. She was also one of 10 Republican House of Representatives lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump for his actions that led to the riots at the US Capitol on January 6.
This caused friction between her and the national and state branches of the Republican party.
In February 2021, the Republican Party of Wyoming voted to formally censure the congresswoman, arguing that the “voice of the people” demanded it.
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A year later, the RNC (Republican National Committee) took the same action against Representative Cheney and Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger, the only other Republican in the January 6 investigation.
“The Conference must not be sabotaged by Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, who have shown, in action and word, that they support Democratic efforts to destroy President Trump more than they support regaining a Republican majority in 2022.”said the resolution of the RNC.
For her part, Liz Cheney asserted that she is willing to criticize the former president’s attacks on the electoral process, even if it means losing her seat.
“If the cost of defending the Constitution is losing the seat in the House, then that is a price I am willing to pay,” he told her. told The New York Times this month.