Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was humiliated earlier this week when she was brutally defeated by Harriet Hageman in her primary election in a landslide. Now, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is weighing in on the situation, and Cheney won’t be happy to see what he had to say.
“Liz Cheney is a fantasy being developed by the elite news media,” Gingrich told Fox News. “But the truth is, we saw in Wyoming where people rendered judgement. You can’t get 29% of the vote and turn around — she compared herself to Abraham Lincoln, who, by the way, got 53% of the vote for the Senate, but because the state legislature made the choice, Douglas won. But Lincoln got 53% of the vote, he did not get 29%.”
“I think that Liz has no future,” he added. “She can run around the country. She has $7 million in the bank of political money. She can feel good, The New York Times will love her, The Washington Post will love her. I’m sure that ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, they will all love her, but the country won’t love her.”
Not stopping there, Gingrich proceeded to double down.
“If you believe in government of the people, by the people and for the people, Wyoming spoke and spoke decisively, and Liz Cheney wasn’t on the winning side,” he concluded.
This comes after Cheney was handily defeated by Hageman, who was backed by the former President Donald Trump.
“Two years ago I won this primary with 73% of the vote,” Cheney said in her concession speech. “I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear. But it would’ve required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election. It would’ve required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That was a path I could not and would not take.”
“No House seat, no office in this land is more important than the principles that we are all sworn to protect and I well understood the potential political consequences of abiding by my duty,” she continued “Two years ago I won this primary with 73% of the vote. I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear. But it would’ve required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election. It would’ve required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That was a path I could not and would not take.”
After her loss, Cheney told NBC News that she wants to continue to fight to ensure that Trump never holds office again.
“I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat and risk to our republic. And I think that 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,” she said, adding that she will do “whatever it takes” to stop Trump from getting back to the White House.
Many will likely agree with Gingrich that Cheney’s career in politics is probably over. In the end, the people of Wyoming have spoken, and it’s game over for Cheney.
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Col. Rob Maness is a guest author for NRN. He's a retired colonel in the United States Air Force, a Republican-turned Independent, and Tea Party figure in his adopted US state of Louisiana.