How Liz Cheney went from Trump backer and GOP leader, to his fiercest critic and GOP outcast

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Liz Cheney’s scolding of Trump and how she became a Republican outcast

In 2016, when Liz Cheney was elected as Wyoming’s sole House lawmaker, backed Donald Trump, and she supported his positions. The Jan. 6 attack changed her mind.

  • Cheney faces challenger Harriet Hageman in Tuesday’s GOP primary.
  • After Cheney rebuked Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, her support among Republicans plummeted.
  • A rising star in the GOP, Cheney was voted out of her House leadership position in February 2021.

WASHINGTON – Rep. Liz Cheney’s conservative values and commitment to the Republican Party once garnered high praise from fellow party members and elevated her to the third highest GOP post in the House after just one term. 

But since the Wyoming lawmaker embraced the role as former President Donald Trump’s loudest critic and most staunch congressional opponent, her party has tirelessly sought to cast her out.

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