Liz Cheney to Form New Anti-Trump Group, Ponders Presidential Bid

Wednesday - 17/08/2022 13:16
Wyoming Republican lost her House re-election bid in a primary against a Trump-backed candidate
Rep. Liz Cheney is a three-term incumbent and daughter of a former Republican vice president. PHOTO: PATRICK T. FALLON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Rep. Liz Cheney is a three-term incumbent and daughter of a former Republican vice president. PHOTO: PATRICK T. FALLON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

WASHINGTON—After being roundly defeated in her Wyoming Republican primary, Rep. Liz Cheney says she will now focus on stopping former President Donald Trump from holding a powerful government office again.

The three-term incumbent and daughter of a former Republican vice president was defeated Tuesday night by Harriet Hageman, a water and natural resources attorney who was endorsed by Mr. Trump. Ms. Hageman campaigned on a message that Ms. Cheney had become too critical of Mr. Trump and was ignoring the interests of her Wyoming constituents.

“I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat and risk to our republic,” Ms. Cheney said on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday. “Defeating him is going to require a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats and independents, and that’s what I intend to be a part of.”

Hours after her loss, Ms. Cheney filed with the Federal Election Commission to transfer remaining cash from her federal campaign account to a new political-action committee. At the end of July, she had more than $7 million cash on hand, according to FEC filings. Her new leadership PAC is called “The Great Task,” a reference to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, in which he said the task was to save the U.S. from a bloody and seemingly unending war.

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