JACKSON, United States – Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who has embarked on a methodical battle against Donald Trump, is likely headed for a landslide election loss in right-wing Wyoming on Tuesday against a candidate backed by the former president.
Polls show Harriet Hageman as the winner by about 20 points in the race for the Republican nomination for a seat in the House of Representatives. A recent University of Wyoming poll even predicts a nearly 30-point lead.
Cheney, 56, has been a rock in the Republican mogul’s shoe since joining the House committee investigating whether he played any role in the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on Capitol Hill.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney co-chairs this group of congressmen convinced that Trump “missed his duty” during his supporters’ attack on Capitol Hill to try to prevent the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential elections.
In response, the 45th president of the United States stepped up attacks on Cheney, accusing her of being “disloyal and a warmonger” and calling her a “lesson who teaches lessons.” He therefore supported his rival Harriet Hageman, a 59-year-old lawyer.
In a state that voted more than 70% for Donald Trump in the last presidential election, Hageman supports the theory of the Trump clan that maintains without evidence that the former president “stole” the 2020 elections.
Threats of death
Liz Cheney voted in favor of the impeachment of the tycoon, who did not prosper when he was acquitted by the Senate, and has been trying for more than a year to dismantle this thesis defended by millions of Trumpists.
Since investigating Trump and his collaborators, the congresswoman has been the target of a series of death threats and no longer travels without a police escort. This has forced her to carry out a kind of shadow campaign, without electoral rallies or public events.
This blonde woman with glasses, heir to a very traditionalist, pro-gun, anti-abortion right, was excommunicated by the Wyoming Republican Party, whose leader participated in the demonstrations on the day of the assault on the Capitol.
“No matter how long we have to fight, this is a battle we will win. Millions of Americans across our nation, Republicans, Democrats, independents, are united in the cause of freedom,” Cheney said in a video message posted earlier. of the weekend.
“We are stronger, more dedicated and more determined than those who are trying to destroy our republic. This is our great task and we will win,” he said.
What does the future hold for him if he loses? It is said that he could have presidential ambitions for the 2024 elections, in which he could run as an independent.
Elections are also being held in Alaska, where the candidacy of Sarah Palin, one of the first figures of the movement against the elites that Trump has championed, generates division.
Palin, who campaigned in 2008 with Republican John McCain to become vice president of the United States, is blamed by many voters for abandoning her post as governor of Alaska in 2009.
A recent poll indicates that 60% of Alaskans have an unfavorable opinion of her.