Thursday, August 18, 2022

Lawyer Who Defeated Cheney Spent Career Fighting Environmental Rules

Former Wyoming Republican U.S. Rep, Liz Cheney was defeated Tuesday after she broke from her party following the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Lori Bingel, a Wyoming state legislator, lost the race to Harriet Hageman.

She spent her career as an environmental lawyer

Wyoming native, Hagerman, received her undergraduate degree and lawyer credentials from the University of Wyoming.

When she began her career, she had to go through many years of law school and passed various laws. She also had a successful career of practicing independently in different states.

According to your news article, she was a water litigation attorney. She also litigated many natural resources cases and, eventually, opened up her own firm.

Hageman ran for governor in the 2018 election, but was unsuccessful. She is the daughter of a state representative in Wyoming who has held his seat for more than 20 years.

Hageman said in a statement that she decided to run against Cheney in the House because she "betray[s] Wyoming, betray[s] the country and she betray[ed] me."

David Cheney was against Trump’s impeachment by the Republican Party. He also criticized Trump for his mishandling of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

A majority of Wyoming voted for Trump and Cheney's repudiation of him is what has made many Republican voters change their minds. Many who backed her not too long ago.

Trump officially supported Hageman, a former Republican National Committee member for the state of Wyoming.

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