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Liz Cheney’s Abe Lincoln comparison beaten by MAGA: ‘Truly delusional’

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is being mocked for comparing herself to former President Abraham Lincoln after she was ousted in her state’s GOP primary election.

Cheney, one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, was beaten by a wide margin on Tuesday by Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman. In delivering his concession speech, Cheney noted that Lincoln had lost the elections for the House and Senate seats before becoming president after “winning the most important election of all”. The congresswoman suggested she would “win out in the end” and referenced Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg.

“Abraham Lincoln was defeated in the Senate and House elections before winning the most important election of all,” Cheney said. “Lincoln finally prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history. .'”

“‘Let this nation, under God, have a new birth of freedom and a government of the people by the people and the people not perish from this land,'” she continued. “As we gather here tonight, this remains our greatest and most important task.”

Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming listens during a news conference at the United States Capitol September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC Cheney lost her re-election bid Tuesday night in her state’s Republican primary.
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A number of pro-Trump conservatives were quick to react to Cheney’s speech and social media comparison.

“A clear message is being sent about what the Republican Party should be,” said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. tweeted. “It’s not like lying Liz Cheney, who has nothing to do with Abraham Lincoln.”

“Liz Cheney really compared herself to Lincoln… LMFAO,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr. “That CNN and MSDNC story really appealed to him.”

“Liz Cheney is no Abraham Lincoln but she looks and looks more like Crooked Hillary by the day!” conservative media personality Tomi Lahren tweeted.

‘Someone should tell Liz Cheney that Abraham Lincoln would have voted for Harriet Hageman’, conservative commentator and author Nick Adams tweeted.

“Whoever wrote Liz Cheney’s concession speech lives in a state of delusion,” the conservative author and anti-Muslim activist tweeted. Brigitte-Gabriel. “She just got wiped out in her primary and she compares herself to Abraham Lincoln.”

“Liz Cheney’s political career began in 2014 when she announced her candidacy for the Wyoming Senate with a location-based Facebook post from McLean, Virginia,” said a digital strategist. Greg Price tweeted. “It ended with her comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln after losing his congressional seat by over 35 points.”

“What’s hilarious about this tweet is that there is not the slightest bit of exaggeration,” tweeted Ben Kew, editor of the conservative Spanish-language media platform El American. “Cheney LITERALLY compares himself to Abraham Lincoln. These people are completely shameless.”

“Liz Cheney compared herself to Abraham Lincoln because I believe she’s really delusional, wants a civil war, and thinks her side would win,” author Tim Young tweeted.

Cheney’s reference to Lincoln could be a hint that she intends to run for president in 2024, which has been the subject of much speculation. Cheney hasn’t ruled out running, though polls suggest his chances of securing the GOP nomination are slim.

Cheney also told his campaign team that “our work is far from done” during the concession speech. She insisted she could have easily kept her seat had she embraced Trump’s false allegations of massive fraud in the 2020 presidential election, which she said “was a path I couldn’t not and would not like to borrow”.

“No seat in the House, no office in this country is more important than the principles we have all been sworn to protect,” Cheney said. “And I fully understood the potential political consequences of fulfilling my duty.”

Trump celebrated Cheney’s loss before she delivered her concession speech, congratulating Hageman “on her big and very decisive win in Wyoming” in a Truth Social article. He also said that Cheney “should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her malicious and judgmental words and actions towards others.”

“Now she can finally fade into the depths of political oblivion where I am sure she will be much happier than she is now,” Trump added. “Thank you WYOMING! »

In an additional message released after Cheney’s concession, Trump called the incumbent congresswoman “crazy” and mocked her having a “small” crowd, though he didn’t address the Lincoln comparison. Instead, he repeated his claims of a “rigged” election in 2020, falsely claiming there was “massive and conclusive evidence” that he was the real winner of the election.

Newsweek contacted Trump’s office for further comment.


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