U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary-Xinhua

U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-08-17 14:19:30

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney lost her Wyoming Republican primary on Tuesday.

She is projected by several U.S. media outlets to be defeated by Harriet Hageman, an attorney and former Republican National Committee member endorsed by former U.S. President Donald Trump last year.

Liz Cheney, 56, told supporters that she had called Hageman to concede the race.

The elder daughter of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney has represented Wyoming's at-large congressional district since 2017 and has been a vocal critic of Trump.

Liz Cheney is among a small group of House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and lost her rank as House Republican conference chair due to her criticism of Trump.

She is also vice chair of the House select committee conducting investigation of the Capitol riot, which Trump and his allies have repeatedly decried as a political "witch hunt."