Liz Cheney's loss in her Wyoming primary race shows the rise of a new generation of Republican lawmakers who do not believe in election fraud, according to GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
This is sending a very strong message that this isn't your dad's party anymore. Kinzinger said in an interview that the party is not committed to truth. A party that is committed to conspiracy is this one.
Many current members of Congress don't believe in Trump's election lies, such as his baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him, according to a member of the House Select Committee.
I'm worried about the next generation of people. He said that they would be here next year. That's terrifying.
—Alex Wagner Tonight (@WagnerTonight) August 17, 2022
Cheney lost the Wyoming Republican primary to a natural resources lawyer.
Hageman, who won with 65.98 percent of the votes, joined the former president in promoting his baseless 2020 election claims.
Cheney voted to impeach Trump over his role in the Capitol riot in January of 2021. One of Trump's main targets is her.
Republicans are repeating Trump's election lies in order to get his endorsement for the primaries.
If they defeat the Democrats in November, many of these candidates will be first-timers on the Hill. The list also includes Mehmet Oz, who narrowly won the Republican senate primary in Pennsylvania in June, and Bo Hines, who won the primary for North Carolina's 13th congressional district in May.
Cheney was part of a political dynasty in Wyoming when she held the sole congressional seat for five years.
Some of her allies said that her loss wouldn't mean the end of her political career, and that she could even run for president in four years.
Cheney was praised by Kinzinger on Tuesday as a politician who was "very determined" in her fight against Trump.
He said that she would chase Trump to the gates of hell.