Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., arrives to speak after loosing to her opponent Harriet Hageman in the Republican primary election, during an event held at the Mead Ranch on Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022 in Jackson Hole, WY.
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Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said she has “no regrets” after her primary loss this week.
Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman soundly defeated Cheney in the Wyoming At-large Republican primary.
Cheney has said she is considering a run for president in 2024 but has not decided.
Rep. Liz Cheney said she has “no regrets” after her primary loss last week, which proved to be the biggest midterm victory yet for former President Donald Trump.
Cheney – who won under 30% of the vote for the Wyoming At-large Republican primary – shared her thoughts on the race and the GOP with Jon Karl on ABC News’ “This Week”.
“No regrets. I feel sad about where my party is,” Cheney said on Sunday. “I feel sad about the way that too many of my colleagues have responded to what I think is a great moral test and challenge of our time, a great moment to determine whether people are going to stand up for our democracy, on behalf of our republic.”
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The former president had it in for Cheney after she voted to impeach him following January 6 and headed the House Select Committee’s investigation into the Capitol riot.
Cheney said her loss demonstrates Trump’s continued influence on the Republican party.
“People continue to believe the lie. They continue to believe what he’s saying, which is very dangerous,” Cheney said, calling out state and national Republican leaders.
“We really have got to decide whether we’re going to be a party of substance and policy, or whether we’re going to remain, as so many of our party are today, in the grips of a dangerous former president,” she added.
Cheney has said she is considering a run for president in 2024 but will “make a decision in the coming months.”