Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Path Was Clear

Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of the vote.  I could easily have done the same again.  The path was clear.  But it would have required that I go along with President Trump's lie about the 2020 election.  It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic -- that was a path I could not and would not take.

No House seat, no office in this land, is more important than the principles that we are all sworn to protect.  And I well understood the potential political consequences of abiding by my duty.

Our republic relies upon the goodwill of all candidates for office to accept honorably the outcome of elections.  Tonight, Harriet Hageman has received the most votes in this primary.  She won.  I called her to concede the race.  This primary election is over.  But now, the real work begins.

-- Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) in her concession speech after losing her primary for reelection, 16 August 2022

No comments: