Republican Representative Liz Cheney Wyoming is being mocked for comparing itself to former President Abraham Lincoln after being ousted in his state’s GOP primary election.
Cheney, one of the former presidents Donald TrumpThe U.S.’s most vocal Republican critics were defeated by a wide margin Tuesday by a Trump-backed challenger Harriet Heisman, While giving his concession speech, Cheney stated that Lincoln had lost the election to the House and managing committee The seats before becoming president after “winning the most important election of all”. The Congresswoman suggested she would “ultimately prevail” and referenced Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg.
“Abraham Lincoln was defeated in the Senate and House elections before winning the most important election,” Cheney said. “Lincoln ultimately won, he saved our union and he defined our obligation as Americans for the whole of history. Speaking at Gettysburg of the great work remaining before us, Lincoln said, ‘We are here highly resolved that These dead will not die in vain.'”
“This nation, under God, will be a new birth of freedom and a government of the people by the people and for the people will not perish from this earth,” he continued. “As we meet here tonight, this is our biggest and most important task.”
Several pro-Trump conservatives quickly reacted to the speech and Cheney’s comparisons on social media.
“A clear message is being sent to the Republican Party about what should happen,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia tweeted, “This liar is nothing like Liz Cheney, who is nothing like Abraham Lincoln.”
“Liz Cheney is no Abraham Lincoln, but she looks and sounds like crooked Hillary day by day!” conservative media personality Tomi Lahren tweeted.
“Someone should inform Liz Cheney that Abraham Lincoln would have voted for Harriet Heijman,” conservative commentator and author Nick Adams tweeted.
Conservative author and anti-Muslim activist tweeted, “Whoever wrote Liz Cheney’s concession speech is living in a state of confusion.” Brigitte Gabriel, “She’s just wiped out in her primary and she’s comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln.”
Liz Cheney’s political career began in 2014 when she announced her run for Senate in Wyoming. Facebook McLean, Virginia Geotagged “Digital Strategist” Greg Price tweeted. “It ended with him comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln after losing a Congressional seat by more than 35 points.”
“What’s hilarious about this tweet isn’t a piece of exaggeration,” tweeted Ben Cave, editor-at-large for the Spanish-language conservative media platform El American. “Cheney really compares himself to Abraham Lincoln. These guys are completely shameless.”
“Liz Cheney Compares Herself to Abraham Lincoln Because I Believe She’s Really Confused, Wants Civil War and Thinks Her Side Will Win,” Author Tim Young tweeted.
Cheney’s reference to Lincoln could be a sign that she intends to run for president in 2024, which has been the subject of a considerable amount of speculation. Cheney have not ruled out of the possibility of running, though election tips That his chances of getting the GOP nomination are slim.
Cheney also told his campaign team that “our work is not finished” during the concession speech. She insisted she could easily retain her seat if she had accepted Trump’s false claims of massive fraud in the 2020 presidential election, which she said was “a path I wouldn’t take.” Could and could not have.”
“No House seat, no office, in this land is more important than the principles we all swear to defend,” Cheney said. “And I understand all too well the potential political consequences of not performing my duty.”
Trump celebrated Cheney’s loss before delivering his concession speech, congratulating Hejman on “his great and very decisive victory in Wyoming” in a truth social post. He also said that Cheney “should be ashamed of himself, the way he acted, and of his spiteful, sacrilegious words and actions toward others.”
“Now she may finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion, where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is now,” Trump said. “Thanks Wyoming!”
in an extra Post Made after Cheney’s concession, Trump called the outgoing congresswoman a “stupid” and made fun of the “small” crowd, though he did not address the comparison to Lincoln. Instead, he reiterated his claims of a “rigged” 2020 election, falsely claiming that there was “massive and conclusive evidence” that he was the true winner of the election.
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