Cheney's loss in Wyoming primaries is victory for Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney's loss in Wyoming primaries is a victory for former President Donald Trump, who vowed to defeat the congresswoman who is now creating a new political organization.
3:30 | 08/18/22

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GEORGIA TONIGHT. THANK YOU, STEVE. >>> TONIGHT, FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S MOST OUTSPOKEN CRITIC SUFFERING A MAJOR PRIMARY DEFEAT. WYOMING CONGRESSWOMAN LIZ CHENEY LOSING TO THE FORMER PRESIDENT'S HAND-PICKED CANDIDATE RUNNING AGAINST CHENEY, AND THIS WAS A LANDSLIDE. SHOWING THE STRENGTH OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT IN THAT STATE. LIZ CHENEY, A CENTRAL FIGURE ON THE JANUARY 6th COMMITTEE, SUGGESTING SHE'S NOT DONE, VOWING AFTER THIS RESOUNDING DEFEAT, NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS, SHE SAID. AND WHAT SHE SAID WHEN ASKED IF SHE'LL RUN NOW FOR PRESIDENT. POSSIBLY CHALLENGING TRUMP IF HE RUNS IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. HERE'S JON KARL AGAIN TONIGHT. >> Reporter: DONALD TRUMP VOWED TO TAKE DOWN LIZ CHENEY, AND HE DID. HIS HAND-PICKED CANDIDATE IN WYOMING TROUNCING HER BY MORE THAN 37 POINTS. BUT FOR CHENEY, IT'S NOW FULL SPEED AHEAD ON THE NEXT PHASE OF HER MISSION TO DENY TRUMP A RETURN TO POWER. THIS AFTER SHE DID WHAT TRUMP HAS NEVER DONE -- ADMIT SHE LOST. >> 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. >> Reporter: CHENEY ANNOUNCED TODAY SHE HAS SET UP A NEW POLITICAL ORGANIZATION, NOT JUST TO CHALLENGE TRUMP, BUT ALSO ANY CANDIDATES WHO DENY THE TRUTH ABOUT THE 2020 ELECTION. IT'S A MOVE THAT PITS HER AGAINST SOME OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN HER OWN REPUBLICAN PARTY. >> NO AMERICAN SHOULD SUPPORT ELECTION DENIERS FOR ANY POSITION OF GENUINE RESPONSIBILITY, WHERE THEIR REFUSAL TO FOLLOW THE RULE OF LAW WILL CORRUPT OUR FUTURE. >> WE WERE WINNING EVERYTHING. >> Reporter: CHENEY ISN'T JUST CALLING OUT TRUMP'S LIES ABOUT THE ELECTION. SHE ACCUSED HIM OF SOWING THE SEEDS OF MORE JANUARY 6th-LIKE VIOLENCE WITH HIS ATTACKS ON FEDERAL AGENTS AFTER THE FBI SEARCHED HIS MAR-A-LAGO HOME. SHE SINGLED OUT TRUMP'S BASELESS CLAIM THAT AGENTS PLANTED EVIDENCE. >> THIS IS YET ANOTHER INSIDIOUS LIE. DONALD TRUMP KNOWS THAT VOICING THESE CONSPIRACIES WILL PROVOKE VIOLENCE AND THREATS OF VIOLENCE. IT IS ENTIRELY FORESEEABLE THAT THE VIOLENCE WILL ESCALATE FURTHER. YET HE AND OTHERS CONTINUE PURPOSELY TO FEED THE DANGER. >> Reporter: TODAY, CHENEY'S DIRE WARNING TO REPUBLICANS WAS ECHOED BY FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE. >> THESE ATTACKS ON THE FBI MUST STOP. CALLS TO DEFUND THE FBI ARE JUST AS WRONG AS CALLS TO DEFUND THE POLICE. >> AND JON KARL BACK IN WASHINGTON TONIGHT, JUST BACK FROM WYOMING. AND JON, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE ALSO MAKING NEWS ON ANOTHER FRONT TONIGHT. HE ACTUALLY SAID HE WOULD CONSIDER -- CONSIDER TESTIFYING BEFORE THE JANUARY 6th COMMITTEE IF HE'S ACTUALLY INVITED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE. OBVIOUSLY LIZ CHENEY IS THE VICE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE. YOU HAVE INTERVIEWED CHENEY OFTEN. SHE WAS ASKED AGAIN TODAY IF SHE'S THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. SHE SAID SHE WAS THINKING ABOUT IT. BUT JON, A REALITY CHECK HERE, SHE LOST HER PRIMARY LAST NIGHT BY 37 POINTS. SHE'S CONVINCED THAT OUTSIDE WYOMING THERE WOULD BE GREATER REPUBLICAN SUPPORT FOR HER? >> Reporter: DAVID, IT'S HARD TO SEE A PATH FORWARD RIGHT NOW FOR LIZ CHENEY IN A PARTY WHERE DONALD TRUMP REMAINS THE MOST POPULAR FIGURE BY FAR AMONG THE PARTY'S RANK AND FILE VOTERS. BUT LIZ CHENEY HAS EMERGED AS THE MOST HIGH PROFILE AND OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF DONALD TRUMP IN AMERICA, AND SHE SEES THIS AS A MOVEMENT, A BATTLE THAT SHE WILL FIGHT BOTH INSIDE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND OUTSIDE THE PARTY. >> JON KARL JUST BACK FROM WYOMING WHERE HE TALKE

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