Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney compared herself to former President Abraham Lincoln during her concession speech Tuesday night.
Cheney lost her primary to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.
“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,” Cheney said while speaking to supporters in Jackson, Wyoming. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.”
Liz Cheney: “Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all.” pic.twitter.com/VbTjCx4afC
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“Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said that, ‘We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from this earth.’ As we meet here tonight, that remains our greatest and most important task,” Cheney continued.