Newly minted Republican nominee for Wyoming’s sole seat in the US Hosue of Representatives Harriet Hageman said that her victory against establishment anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney is an example of Americans showing that they’re “fed up” with “corruption” in Washington, DC.
She told Fox News after her win that voters rejected Cheney, and were also showing their dissatisfaction of the treatment of former President Donald Trump.
“Wyoming has spoken, and it was a resounding victory,” she said. “I think that it is a reflection on a couple of things. One is Liz Cheney. It’s a reflection on her and the fact that we don’t want her allegedly representing us in Congress anymore.”
“It was also, I think, a reflection on what happened last week in Mar-a-Lago,” she said, referring the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence two weeks ago.
She also said that voters could see what “rogue agencies” like the FBI and DOJ were doing to “destroy Trump rather than govern the country.”
“Washington, D.C., has become too big and too corrupt,” she said. “I think that there are a lot of people in Washington, D.C., both Republicans and Democrats, who don’t care whose in power so long as they are, and we need to change that.”
“We need to bring the power back to the people. We need to return the power to the states where it belongs. We need to actually adhere to our constitutional construct, which is separation of powers, being regulatory agencies and unelected bureaucrats have essentially taken over the role of legislating in this country. And that needs to fundamentally change,” she told Fox.
“The people of Washington, D.C., are not serious, and they didn’t like President Trump because he recognized everyday, family-dinner-table issues that are important to the citizens of the United States, and he attempted to deliver,” she continued.
“The last thing that people in Washington, D.C., want is accountability and success,” she added. “We want serious leaders who are going to start putting aside the nonsense and focus on the issues that are important.”
“Wyoming has spoken, and Wyoming is speaking on behalf of people all across this great country. We’re fed up. We’re just flat out fed up. And there’s going to be a red wave in November, and I’m excited to be a part of it. We need to take our country back,” she said.
“I have talked about accountability. I’ve talked about my policies. I’ve talked about protection of our energy industries and the importance of energy independence, regulatory reform and what we need to do to get on top of it and get our country back,” she continued.
“I think all of those things came together last night, and the folks in Wyoming have spoken, and they’ve said that they are really looking forward to having someone who is from Wyoming, cares about Wyoming and is going to represent Wyoming,” she said.
Hageman is now set to face Democratic nominee Lynnette GreyBull in November. She is expected to win.