While the ballots are counted, several RINOS who bought into the Trump-hating Democrat agenda are receding into obscurity as their real conservative competitors pile up victories and the red wave begins to crash on the coast.
In Wyoming, conservatives are enjoying their morning coffee due to this outcome.
Trump-hater Liz Cheney, a descendant of a long-established deep swamp family, felt confident that her position in Congress was secure. The 2020 election was a major point of contention between her and her opponent, Harriett Hageman.
The battle between Hageman and Cheney was considered as a mirror of the present status of the Republican Party, which is becoming increasingly fragmented depending on devotion to Trump, with real conservatives backing the former president and RINOS adopting the opposite party’s views.
The 2020 presidential election was a recurring subject in the Wyoming election. Cheney mainly based her candidacy on the premise that allegations of election fraud offer a threat to U.S. democracy and that Trump, the chief proponent of these accusations, is a threat to the country. In contrast, Hageman has claimed that the 2020 election was “rigged” against Trump.
Cheney lost popularity with prominent members of the Republican Party for voting to impeach Trump and then prosecuting him in relation to the events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. One would assume Cheney would remember that over 70% of Wyoming voted for Trump, but her position became the ultimate red line that many loyal GOP supporters refused to cross.
Former President Trump backed Hageman immediately after she declared her candidacy, keeping his vow to assist in Cheney’s ouster after she challenged his allegations of election fraud and voted to impeach him following the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
While Trump and his supporters, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), backed Hageman, numerous establishment, anti-Trump Republicans, such as former President George W. Bush and ex-GOP Speakers Paul Ryan (Wis.) and John Boehner (Ohio), defended Cheney. Their assistance made no difference in the end.
In August primary, Hageman decisively defeated Cheney to earn her position as the Republican candidate.
On Tuesday evening, it was revealed that Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman was anticipated to win the state’s at-large House seat, cementing her position as Rep. Liz Cheney’s successor (R). At 11 p.m. ET, the Associated Press called the race.
Hageman, a constitutional and natural resource attorney, won the Republican nomination in the summer, beating Cheney by more than 30 percentage points in the GOP primary.
In a sense, Hageman’s victory is a victory for Trump and his movement, and it solidifies the end of Cheney’s congressional career, which brought her to the highest levels of House GOP power as conference chairwoman before she became an outlier in the party her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, once led.
Wyoming’s new leadership has conservatives celebrating.
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Hageman called for “regulating the administrative state” on the campaign trail, saying at a luncheon in August, “I think we need to make the federal government largely irrelevant to our everyday lives.” She has also advocated for controlling government spending, protecting the life of the unborn child, and opposing the “radical Biden agenda,” according to her campaign website, The Hill reports. CONTINUE READING…