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Trump critic Liz Cheney defeated in Republican primary 


Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, conceded her congressional race Tuesday night. Associated Press/ Photo by Jae C. Hong

Trump critic Liz Cheney defeated in Republican primary 

The Wyoming congresswoman—known for her criticism of Donald Trump—lost the Republican primary Tuesday to a candidate backed by the former president. Harriet Hageman, a natural resources lawyer who co-founded the Wyoming Conservation Alliance, won the Republican nomination for Liz Cheney’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives by a large margin—more than 30 percentage points.

What’s next in her career? Cheney is the top Republican on the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the capitol. The panel is planned to dissolve at the year’s end, and her congressional term will end in January. Trump wrote on social media that Cheney can “disappear into the depths of political oblivion.” But in a speech Tuesday night, Cheney said her work wasn’t over, and referenced Abraham Lincoln, who lost congressional elections before ascending to the presidency.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report for The Stew about Republican agendas clashing in Washington, D.C.


Stephen Kloosterman

Stephen Kloosterman is the Breaking News Editor for WORLD. He is a graduate of Dordt University and the WORLD Journalism Institute.

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