After losing her primary election by more than a two-to-one margin on Tuesday, anti-Trump January 6 Committee member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) compared herself to iconic former Republican President Abraham Lincoln – but, that’s not who radio and television host Mark Levin says she resembles.
Responding to Cheney’s remarks, Levin tweeted congratulations to Republican Harriet Hageman, who won the primary with 66% of the vote, and told Cheney she’s more like infamous traitor Benedict Arnold than she is like Lincoln:
“Congratulations, Rep.-elect Hageman! The better woman won. And no, Liz, you’re not Abraham Lincoln. More like Benedict Arnold. Your speech tonight and the Hollywood film crew you brought with you further underscores that your ambitions and ego are utterly out-of-control.”
“Now, the real work begins,” Cheney said in her concession speech, comparing her loss to those of Abraham Lincoln, who later went on to win “the most important election of all”:
“Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and 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."
Quoting Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Cheney said that fulfilling the former president’s vision still “remains our greatest and most important task.”