U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) suffered a resounding defeat in Tuesday’s primary election, which means there will be one less critic of former President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill when the next session begins in January.
In the wake of Cheney’s loss to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, one of Trump’s sons declared that the days of the traditional Republican Party are over.
“There is no Republican Party,” Eric Trump said during a recent Newsmax interview. “It’s actually the Trump Party.”
He cited his father’s nearly flawless record of endorsing candidate who go on to win their election, suggesting that no political leader has experienced such success.
“That’s incredible,” the younger Trump declared. “No one’s ever had a record like that.”
He noted that the former president’s outreach to Latino and Black communities has allowed him to form “a whole new party from the [Republican In Name Only] class of the Republican Party.”
As for the era of dynastic GOP politics, Eric Trump said it has come to an end since his father opened the field to diverse voices and ambitious politicians who align with an “America First” ideology.
Referring to the elder Trump’s endorsement of Hageman, he said that his “father killed another political dynasty” and “has been RINO hunting ever since he entered politics.”
Cheney’s father, Dick Cheney, served as vice president during the George W. Bush administration. Eric Trump’s older brother also took pleasure in announcing the unceremonious end of the Cheney political dynasty.
In a separate Newmax interview, Donald Trump Jr. said that “the problem with people like Liz Cheney” is that they try to conform to the mainstream media’s definition of an acceptable conservative.
“They hear what CNN wants them to believe is a conservative,” he said. “They don’t listen to their constituency. They certainly don’t listen to the people of the state of Wyoming, which I believe is perhaps the most conservative state in the union.”
He predicted that “we’re probably done with Cheneys in American politics, and good riddance.”
After delivering her concession speech on Tuesday, however, the soon-to-be-ex-congresswoman confirmed that she has no plans to fade into oblivion.
There's a bigger chance of finally finding those WMD’s in Iraq that Dick Cheney lied about, than there is of Liz Cheney being elected President in 2024!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 17, 2022
When asked whether she intends to launch a White House bid in 2024, she said that it is something she is thinking about and will “make a decision in the coming months.”