Republican Rep. Byron Donalds from Florida recently spoke with Newsmax on Wednesday saying that voters in the state of Wyoming do not want a “grandstanding” Rep. Liz Cheney of the same state, who just lost, bigly, I might add, in her GOP primary on Tuesday of this week.
“She was helping [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats cover up their crazy agenda, which is hurting every American so she could be at the forefront of this vendetta or whatever with [former President] Donald Trump. It made no sense,” Donalds went on to say during an interview on “The Chris Salcedo Show” on Wednesday. “If that was going to be her opinion, fine. That’s one thing. But if you felt that it was your own personal soapbox to lead Nancy Pelosi’s charge, that’s why the voters of Wyoming got rid of you. Because what the voters of Wyoming do not want is somebody who’s going to grandstand on the mantle that the people of Wyoming actually create.”
“Cheney, the Republican incumbent who serves as vice chair on the House Select Jan. 6 Committee and has been very vocal in her criticism of former President Donald Trump, lost her reelection bid Tuesday to Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman, 66% to 29%, according to the New York Times,”
“Let that be a reminder to any politician, frankly, in every and any party, if you want to be so bold as to stand against the will of the voters who actually sent you to Washington, you will go the way of Liz Cheney,” Donalds added.
“Cheney’s loss after severely criticizing Trump for his “lies” about the “stolen” 2020 election, and serving on the Jan. 6 committee, with Pelosi’s blessing, was expected in a state that voted 70% for Trump in 2020,” the report stated.
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And it seems that Cheney did not learn her lesson from the loss she suffered either, as she continued to attack Trump during her concession speech.
“No citizen of this republic is a bystander,” the Times went on to report her saying. “We cannot abandon the truth and remain a free nation.”
The Times then stated that Trump issued a response to her defeat by heaping up praise on her opponent, Hageman, as a “wonderful result for America,” putting Cheney on blast over her “spiteful, sanctimonious words.”
During Hageman’s victory speech, she went on to say that folks in the state were sick and tired of all the hoopla surrounding the Jan. 6 committee hearings, which Cheney was the vice president of, and their pursuit of Trump.
Even worse, Cheney sort of left open the opportunity that she might actually consider a bid for the presidency in 2024.
“In coming weeks, Liz will be launching an organization to educate the American people about the ongoing threat to our Republic, and to mobilize a unified effort to oppose any Donald Trump campaign for president,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler stated during a conversation with Politico, NPR reported.