Cheney issues defiant statement after losing straw poll to Trump endorses GOP challenger

Liz Cheney brushed off a straw poll loss to Trump endorsed GOP challenger Harriet Hagement.

Cheney said “the only elections that matter are in August and November.”

Hageman won 59 votes, while Cheney only got six.

“I think it’s a good sign. It’s not an endorsement, but these are the county activists” Hageman told the Caspar Star-Tribune after the vote.

However, other warning signs for Cheney are flashing red.

Cheney’s favorability is among the lowest according to a new NBC poll.

During an interview with Breitbart last month, Hageman accused Cheney of using her seat to pursue a vendetta against Trump instead of representing the people of Wyoming.

“Liz Cheney has lost Wyoming. Liz Cheney doesn’t live in Wyoming. She doesn’t represent us. She doesn’t represent our values,” Hageman said.

“We’re embarrassed. We’re embarrassed this woman is using our state,” she said.

Hageman also warned the January 6th committee was “incredibly dangerous” and “hurting our country” in their decision to investigate Trump.

“We don’t use the power of the government to investigate former presidents or their supporters or the people that work for them,” she said. “We don’t use the power of the federal government to try to destroy people for political reasons.”