Wyoming Republican Harriet Hageman Defeats Liz Cheney in GOP Primary

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 16, 2022   |   9:48PM   |   Washington, DC

Wyoming Republican Harriet Hageman has defeat Rep. Liz Cheney in the states GOP primary for its sole Congressional seat.

While both candidates are pro-life, Cheney came under fire from conservatives after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump and sided with Democrats to target pro-life conservatives. Cheney also began missing crucial votes on pro-life issues and recently voted in favor of abortion drugs.

With 6% of the vote in, Hageman already had a 16% lead and news outlets have begun declaring the race for her — saying there is no way that Cheney has any chance to catch up as the remainder of the vote is polled.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement after some outlets called the race, saying, “Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her massive Republican primary victory in Wyoming over Nancy Pelosi’s puppet Liz Cheney. I was proud to join President Trump and Leader Kevin McCarthy in endorsing Harriet.”

She added: “Harriet is a true America First patriot who will restore the people of Wyoming’s voice, which Liz Cheney had long forgotten. I cannot wait for Harriet to join Republicans in Congress so that we can stay laser-focused on our work to save America.”

Cheney was removed from her leadership position by a voice vote last year Republicans voted Cheney out as the third-ranking House Republican.

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“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” Cheney told reporters after she was removed.

“The party is in a place that we’ve got to bring it back from,” Cheney added. “We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter on to Republicans in Congress, saying there will be a vote to replace Cheney, which occurred Tuesday morning.

“Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change. As such, you should anticipate a vote on recalling the Conference Chair this Wednesday,” McCarthy wrote in the letter.

The Wyoming Republican Party censured her in February 2021 over her impeachment vote.