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Politics Trump endorses GOP challenger to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney

21:20  09 september  2021
21:20  09 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

Donald Trump endorses Wyoming lawyer Harriet Hageman in GOP primary against Liz Cheney

  Donald Trump endorses Wyoming lawyer Harriet Hageman in GOP primary against Liz Cheney Former President Donald Trump has vowed vengeance on all 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him. Rep. Liz Cheney leads that list."Harriet is all in for America First," Trump said in a written statement, while denouncing Cheney as a "RINO" – "Republican in Name Only" – and "the Democrats number one provider of sound bites.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump endorsed a Wyoming attorney on Thursday in his campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics.

FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Harriet Hageman addresses a meeting of the Wyoming Business Alliance in Casper, Wyo.  Former President Donald Trump  has chosen  Hageman, a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics.  That's according to a person familiar with his decision who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Harriet Hageman addresses a meeting of the Wyoming Business Alliance in Casper, Wyo. Former President Donald Trump has chosen Hageman, a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics. That's according to a person familiar with his decision who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)

Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman, who launched a primary campaign Thursday against Cheney, the most prominent member of Congress to vote for Trump’s second impeachment. The endorsement is his most significant to date as he works to maintain his status as GOP kingmaker and tries to exact revenge on those who voted to impeach him or blocked his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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FILE - In this July 27, 2021 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., listens to testimony from Washington Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington.  House Democrats have promoted Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. They're placing Cheney in a leadership spot on the panel as some members of the GOP caucus are threatening to oust her for participating. Cheney is a fierce critic of former President Donald Trump and has remained defiant amid the criticism from her own party.  (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this July 27, 2021 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., listens to testimony from Washington Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats have promoted Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. They're placing Cheney in a leadership spot on the panel as some members of the GOP caucus are threatening to oust her for participating. Cheney is a fierce critic of former President Donald Trump and has remained defiant amid the criticism from her own party. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

“I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney,” Trump said in a statement. “Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney.”

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Cheney responded in a tweet: “Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it.”

Trump has already endorsed several Republicans challenging GOP incumbents, including Kelly Tshibaka, who is running against Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska; Michigan State Rep. Steve Carra, who is trying to unseat longtime Rep. Fred Upton; former White House aide Max Miller, who is running against Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in Ohio; and Joe Kent, who is challenging Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in Washington.

FILE - In this July 24, 2021 file photo, Former President Donald Trump speaks on a variety of topics to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. Former President Donald Trump has chosen a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics. Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman as she prepares to launch a primary campaign against Cheney, the most prominent member of Congress to vote for Trump’s second impeachment. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this July 24, 2021 file photo, Former President Donald Trump speaks on a variety of topics to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. Former President Donald Trump has chosen a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics. Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman as she prepares to launch a primary campaign against Cheney, the most prominent member of Congress to vote for Trump’s second impeachment. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

All voted in favor of impeaching Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump endorsement quickly consolidates primary field facing Cheney

  Trump endorsement quickly consolidates primary field facing Cheney The former president's pick of Harriet Hageman pushed candidates and hopefuls out of the race, as anti-Cheney forces seek a one-on-one battle.One of Cheney’s other potential primary challengers promptly signaled he wouldn’t run, and another candidate dropped out and endorsed Harriet Hageman soon after Trump endorsed her in the Republican primary against Cheney — moving the race toward the one-on-one battle Trump craves in his quest for revenge against Cheney after her aisle-crossing vote to impeach him.

Trump met with Hageman last month as he assessed the potential candidate pool, hoping an early endorsement would help clear the field and prevent a crowded primary that might be advantageous to Cheney's reelection bid. At least half a dozen other Republicans have announced their intentions to run.

Hageman was an early supporter of Cheney’s unsuccessful attempt in 2013 and 2014 to oust popular U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. But in a statement from her campaign, she said she is “taking on Cheney, who has angered Wyoming voters and was censured by the Wyoming Republican Party earlier this year, largely for her support of the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.”

“The people of Wyoming deserve leaders who reflect their views and values, but Liz Cheney betrayed us because of her personal war with President Trump, who won Wyoming by massive majorities twice,” Hageman said. “Cheney has lost the trust of the people of our state, just as she has lost any ability to be a leader for us in Washington, D.C."

Hageman finished third in a six-way Republican gubernatorial primary in 2018, getting 21% of the vote. She grew up on a ranch near Fort Laramie in southeastern Wyoming. She holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wyoming.

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney tells Trump 'Bring it' after ex-president endorses primary challenger in Wyoming

  GOP Rep. Liz Cheney tells Trump 'Bring it' after ex-president endorses primary challenger in Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney told Donald Trump to "Bring it" after the ex-president endorsed a primary challenger to the Wyoming Republican on Thursday. Cheney has faced intense criticism from members of her own party for calling on fellow Republicans to abandon their loyalty to Trump. Trump also claimed in his statement that Sen. Cynthia Lummis, a fellow Wyoming Republican, also supports Harriet Hageman's bid against Cheney. Lummis' office told CNBC that the senator has not endorsed anyone in the House race but called Trump's endorsement of the attorney Hageman "inspired.

She’s listed as a senior attorney with the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that aims to protect “constitutional freedoms from violations by the administrative state,” according to its mission statement.

Her Cheyenne law firm touts its ties to Wyoming’s ranching industry and Hageman’s involvement in lawsuits over wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, grazing on U.S. Bureau of Land Management land and water rights, among other issues.

She recently expressed support on Facebook for a new Texas law banning most abortions and has been a longtime cheerleader for the state’s coal mining industry.

Undercutting a common line of attack against Cheney — that she spent most of her life outside Wyoming before moving to Jackson Hole in 2012 — Hageman told The Associated Press in 2013 that Cheney’s family had a long history in Wyoming and that such criticism was a “distraction.”

Hageman also donated $1,500 to Cheney for her successful first run for the U.S. House in 2016, and photographs of the pair together were already being used as campaign fodder.

Trump set to back attorney in primary challenge to Cheney: report .
Former President Trump is reportedly set to back a Wyoming attorney as she readies a primary challenge against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), making good on his vow to help replace the outspoken Republican after she voted for his impeachment.Politico, citing three people with knowledge of Trump's plans, reported on Wednesday that the former president is set to throw his support behind Harriet Hageman as she looks toward a bid for Cheney'sPolitico, citing three people with knowledge of Trump's plans, reported on Wednesday that the former president is set to throw his support behind Harriet Hageman as she looks toward a bid for Cheney's congressional seat.

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