Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Harriet Hageman as the Wyoming attorney is campaigning to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in the state.
“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 on Thursday, Sept. 9.
“Harriet is a fourth-generation daughter of Wyoming, a very successful attorney, and has the support and respect of a truly great U.S. Senator, Wyoming’s own Cynthia Lummis,” Trump explained.
“Harriet Hageman adores the Great State of Wyoming, is strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence (which [President Joe] Biden has already given up),” he continued.
“Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First. Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney,” he added.
Trump endorsed Cheney’s challenger after the Wyoming congresswoman has voted twice to impeach him, forcing other Republicans to ousted her as House Republican Conference Chair in May and replaced her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who also received the backing of Trump.
The Wyoming state Republicans in February voted to censure Cheney for her impeachment vote.
Republicans in the state’s Park County in August no longer recognized Cheney as a GOP member in their county.
Following Trump’s statement, Cheney swiftly pushed back, replied to his tweet with the caption, “Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it.”
In a longer statement, Cheney wrote: “I am honored to represent the people of Wyoming and proud of my strong conservative record. I look forward to an extended public debate about the importance of the rule of law and the solemn duty of elected officials to uphold their oath to the Constitution.”
“It is tragic that some in this race have sacrificed those principles, and their duty to the people of Wyoming, out of fear and in favor of loyalty to a former president who deliberately misled the American people about the 2020 election, provoked an attack on the U.S. Capitol, and failed to perform his duties as president as the violence ensued,” she added.