Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Tx) called out Rep. Liz Cheney for comparing herself to Abe Lincoln during her concession speech Tuesday night after she lost her primary election in Wyoming.
“Liz, you didn’t free any slaves,” Nehls said on Just the News, Not Noise. “You didn’t do that. And Abe was known as ‘Honest Abe.’ Liz, you’re a liar.”
Rep. Cheney (R-Wy) lost her primary race against Harriet Hageman. During her concession speech she stated:
“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our Union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.”
During Cheney’s speech, she also went on to criticize former President Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump knows that voicing these conspiracies will provoke violence and threats of violence,” Cheney stated during her speech. “This happened on January 6, and it’s now happening again. It is entirely foreseeable that the violence will escalate further, yet he and others continue purposely to feed the danger. Today, our federal law enforcement is being threatened, a federal judge is being threatened. Fresh threats of violence arise everywhere. And despite knowing all of this, Donald Trump recently released the names of the FBI agents involved in the search.”
Nehls questioned Cheney’s hatred for Trump and her role on the “sham” January 6 committee. more