Rep. Liz Cheney (R) apparently compared her situation to those faced by former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant in triumph during the Civil War.
Cheney lost the Republican primary in Wyoming by almost 40 pointsan even wider margin than polls had predicted.
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Speaking to supporters in Jackson, Wyoming, Cheney reminded them that Lincoln lost the congressional election before he was elected to the White House.
She said of Lincoln:
The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in the Senate and House of Representatives elections before winning the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our Union, and he defined our obligation as Americans throughout history.
Speaking at Gettysburg about the great work that lies ahead, Lincoln said, “That we here are determined that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation under God will see a new birth of liberty and a government of the people, and for the people will not perish from this earth.”
After shooting at former President Donald Trump and his supporters, Cheney invoked Grant and his exploits on the battlefield as a Union general in the Civil War.
Cheney stated that faced with heavy fighting and mass casualties during the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864, Grant refused to retreat.
“He refused to back down and pushed for the win,” Cheney said. “Lincoln and Grant and everyone who fought in our nation’s tragic civil war, including my own great-great-grandfathers, saved our Union. Your courage saved freedom.
“And if we listen carefully, they speak to us across generations,” she continued. “We can’t just squander what so many fought and died for.”
Check out what Cheney said to supporters after losing the Wyoming GOP Primary
To begin her speech, Cheney reminded voters that she won the 2020 GOP primary with 73% of the vote, an even greater number than Cheney’s opponent Harriet Hageman won on Tuesday.
According to Cheney, she “could have easily done the same thing again,” but “it would have required me to join President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election.”
“It was a path I could not and would not walk,” Cheney vowed. “No seat in the House of Representatives, no office in this country, is more important than the principles we are all sworn to protect, and I recognize the potential political ramifications of doing my duty.”
One more thing?
Meanwhile, Cheney confirmed early Wednesday that she is considering a presidential campaign.
“It’s a decision I’ll be making over the coming months. I will not be making any announcements here this morning. But it’s something I’m thinking about and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” she said said on the NBC show TODAY.
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