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Liz Cheney, the Republican representative from Wyoming responded to former President Trump's speculation that she will not seek re-election next year is “wishful thinking". Trump suggested Tuesday that Wyoming's congresswoman would become a lobbyist or “maybe embarrass her family by running for president” to save face amid criticism for her vote to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Cheney responded by saying: “I am absolutely dedicated and committed to winning my primary and earning the votes of the people of Wyoming. It's a critical time to make sure that we have the strongest person in Washington fighting on behalf of our values, fighting on behalf of our energy industry, our ag industry, our families”.
Cheney joined nine Republican representatives and all Democrats in the U.S. House in voting to impeach. She has called it a vote of her conscience against Trump's betrayal of his office and oath to uphold the Constitution.
In February, the Wyoming Republican Party central committee censured Cheney for her vote. Four Republicans already are running against her in 2022. The race in Wyoming will serve as a good measure of Trump's sway still within the Republican party. In a good sign for the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Cheney raised $1.54 million in the first quarter of 2021, her biggest quarterly haul since her first U.S. House campaign in 2016.
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