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Liz Cheney Defies Trump’s Base With Ads Chiding 2020 Vote ‘Lies’

  • Ahead of Tuesday primary, calls stolen-election lie a ‘cancer’
  • Some polls show Cheney significantly trailing Trump-backed foe
Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney

Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

Representative Liz Cheney’s political life is on the line in Tuesday’s Wyoming primary, but she is doubling down on rhetoric that has turned off the GOP base there: slamming Donald Trump’s legacy and calling his claims of a stolen election “a cancer that threatens our great Republic.” 

“The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious,” Cheney says in a campaign ad released Thursday. “It preys on those who love their country. It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law.”