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Politics Liz Cheney's Audio Shreds Harriet Hageman's Election Night Phone Message Claim

17:11  18 august  2022
17:11  18 august  2022 Source:   huffpost.com

Cheney looks to cling on in Wyoming despite polls

  Cheney looks to cling on in Wyoming despite polls Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is heading into her Tuesday primary against a Trump-backed opponent seemingly undaunted, even as the odds are increasingly tipped in her rival’s favor. The Wyoming congresswoman has emerged as the most prominent GOP critic of former President Trump, having voted to impeach him and taken part in the House committee investigating…The Wyoming congresswoman has emerged as the most prominent GOP critic of former President Trump, having voted to impeach him and taken part in the House committee investigating his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Rep. Liz Cheney’s campaign released a recording Wednesday that appeared to debunk Harriet Hageman’s claim that Cheney said “Hello, Harriet” and hung up in a phone message after Hageman won their Wyoming GOP primary. (Listen below.)

The Donald Trump-backed Hageman told Sean Hannity of Fox News that Cheney “left a very brief two-second message on my cellphone” Tuesday that offered no concession “or anything else,” Mediaite reported.

But Cheney’s campaign later released what it said was a recording of the call to Politico, shredding Hageman’s suggestion that Cheney was a sore loser.

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In that audio, an aide can be heard notifying Cheney that The Associated Press had called the election for Hagemen, followed by Cheney’s words:

“Hi, Harriet, Liz Cheney calling. It is about 8:13 on Tuesday the 16th. I’m calling to concede the election and congratulate you on the win. Thanks. Bye Bye.”

A Hageman spokesperson countered by releasing video to Politico of Hageman listening to the message for two seconds before the sound appears to cut off.

Liz Cheney looks poised to lose her House seat as Wyoming votes Tuesday

  Liz Cheney looks poised to lose her House seat as Wyoming votes Tuesday Former President Donald Trump's top critic in the House - Rep. Liz Cheney - seems poised to lose her seat as voters head to the polls Tuesday in Wyoming. In a final poll in the run-up to Republican primary day, Cheney was behind the Trump-backed Harriet Hageman by 29 points - with University of Wyoming pollsters even accounting for Democrats and independents who might switch parties to vote for her. Trump threw his whole weight behind the race - vowing to get revenge for Cheney's criticism, impeachment vote and top role on the House select committee on January 6.

Cheney told Politico she attempted to call Hageman several times before leaving the message as Cheney was about to take the stage at her own election-night event.

The defeat of Cheney, who served three terms, was a fait accompli after she voted to impeach Trump for fomenting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Even in defeat, she vowed to continue working to ensure that Trump “is never anywhere near the Oval Office, and I mean it.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

Liz Cheney and Harriet Hageman © Provided by HuffPost Liz Cheney and Harriet Hageman

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