Despite her bravery in facing down the criminal leader of her party, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is set to lose her 2022 primary race today against the Trump-backed election denier Harriet Hageman, who formerly denounced Trump and endorsed Cheney but flipped quickly when she saw a chance against the daughter of the former vice president.
Proud to cast my ballot today. The challenges we are facing require serious leaders who will abide by their oath and uphold the Constitution- no matter what. pic.twitter.com/PcTXUR6Aw1
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 16, 2022
Cheney’s involvement in leading the January 6th committee resulted in her being ousted from leadership in the GOP and denounced by the Republican Party in her home state. In some polls, she trails her challenger by as much as 30 points. She has not, however, softened her stance on the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup. Instead, she has continued to warn her party and the country of the very real danger Trump poses.
‘America cannot remain free if we abandon the truth. The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious. It preys on those who love their country. It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law.’
As the walls close in on Donald Trump for a multitude of crimes, Cheney’s warnings hold all the more true. Trump’s supporters, however, refuse to see the truth and are sure to oust Cheney, one of the very few members of the GOP to acknowledge Trump’s crimes.
Twitter offered their support to Cheney, even among those who say they still disagree with her on policy. Read some of their comments below: