As the results come in, several RINOS who supported the Trump-hating Democrat platform are losing popularity as their genuine conservative opponents win and the red wave begins to approach the shore.
Conservatives in Wyoming are rejoicing over this outcome of their morning brew.
Trump-hater Liz Cheney, who comes from a prominent family in the deep swamp, believed she was guaranteed a seat in Congress. The 2020 election was one of the points of contention between her opponent Harriett Hageman and her campaign to unseat her.
The election between Hageman and Cheney was seen as a mirror of the current status of the Republican Party, which has become splintered based on allegiance to Trump, with true conservatives backing the former president while RINOS adopt the ideologies of the opposition party.
The Wyoming race has the 2020 presidential election as a recurring issue. Cheney’s campaign was mostly focused on the idea that allegations of election fraud are a threat to American democracy and that Trump, the main proponent of those allegations, is a menace to the nation. On the other hand, Hageman has claimed that the 2020 election was “rigged” against Trump.
Cheney lost the support of prominent Republicans when he voted to remove Trump from office and then went after him over the events of January 6 in the nation’s capital. Wyoming voted for Trump by over 70%, so one would assume Cheney should remember that. However, her position ended up being the ultimate line that many loyal GOP voters would not cross.
Shortly after Hageman declared her candidacy, former president Trump endorsed her, keeping good on his pledge to support her removal of Cheney after she rejected his allegations of electoral fraud and moved to impeach him after the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021.
Several establishment, anti-Trump Republicans, including former President George W. Bush and ex-GOP Speakers Paul Ryan (Wis.) and John Boehner (Ohio), came to Cheney’s defense while Trump and his supporters, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), threw their backing behind Hageman. Their assistance was ultimately ineffective.
Hageman easily defeated Cheney in the Republican primary in August, and she now holds the office.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Tuesday night it was announced that Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman was projected to win the state’s at-large House seat, officially securing her place as the successor to outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R). The Associated Press called the race at 11 p.m. ET.
Hageman, a constitutional and natural resource attorney, secured the Republican nomination over the summer, soundly defeating Cheney in the GOP primary by more than 30 percentage points.
In a sense, Hageman’s victory marks a win for Trump and his movement and solidifies the end of Cheney’s congressional career, which brought her to the highest echelons of House GOP power as conference chairwoman and ended with her becoming an outlier in the party her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, once helped lead. CONTINUE READING…