Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is out! It’s projected that Cheney lost her primary on Tuesday to Donald Trump-backed Harriet Hageman.
While delivering her concession speech, Cheney said Lincoln had lost elections for House and Senate seats before becoming president after “winning the most important election of all.” The congresswoman suggested that she would also “ultimately prevail” and referenced Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg.
“Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all,” said Cheney. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history. Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said, ‘That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.'”
“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and a government of the people by the people and for the people shall not perish from this earth,” she continued. “As we meet here tonight, that remains our greatest and most important task.”
Cheney, one of former President Donald Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics, was defeated by a wide margin.