Liz Cheney stands out from most of her Republican colleagues in one major way: she’s one of a small handful willing to stand up to Donald Trump, reject his election lies, and fight to hold him accountable. She’s also one of many candidates facing primary challenges this year after her party suffered a significant split over the support of the former president.
Thursday night, Wyoming Republicans vying for Cheney’s House seat, including the incumbent herself, participated in a debate ahead of the primary election coming up in mid-August. Cheney spoke about her party’s attachment to Donald Trump, and called out one opponent in particular for, without any new evidence, making “the same claims for which the [former] president’s lead lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was disbarred [and] for which Sidney Powell has had her law license suspended.”
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) July 1, 2022
“They are simply not true. It is not true that there was sufficient fraud to change the results of the 2020 Election. The president’s own attorney general has said that, the president’s own deputy attorney general has said that — and I mean president trump — President Trump’s campaign manager said that, President Trump’s White House counsel said that, President Trump’s own family said that. There was not sufficient fraud to overturn the results of the 2020 election…If Mrs. Hageman is standing up here claiming that the election was stolen, or that there was fraud that was sufficient to overturn the election, she oughta say it. Otherwise, she needs to stop making claims that are not true, and she ought to tell the people of Wyoming the truth.”
Cheney was responding to Harriet Hageman’s claims about the election, including references to Dinesh d’Souza’s 2000 Mules, a ‘documentary’ that even Fox News refused to promote. See Hageman spreading these false claims below.
Hageman references 2000 mules pic.twitter.com/azmUxgZPQQ
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 1, 2022
The full debate can be viewed courtesy of CSPAN, here.
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