Liz Cheney trolls Kari Lake for losing Arizona governor’s race: ‘You’re welcome’

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) appeared on Monday to troll Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after she was projected to lose in her race.

In a tweet on Monday, Cheney quoted a tweet from Lake from late last month that included a letter that mockingly thanked the congresswomen for her “anti-endorsement.” Cheney had weighed in on the race by urging voters to cast a ballot against her fellow Republican.

“You’re welcome, @KariLake,” Cheney said in her tweet Monday. 

In her letter to Cheney, Lake said donations to her campaign had skyrocketed and her website had crashed. Lake also noted Cheney’s loss in her own primary election.

“Thank you again for the huge boost to our campaign! Enjoy your forced retirement from politics,” Lake said in her letter. “I know America will rest easier knowing that one more warmonger is out of office.” 

Cheney, a critic of former President Trump and one of two Republicans serving on the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, released an ad last month that targeted Lake and the GOP’s nominee for Arizona secretary of state, Mark Finchem, who have publicly touted Trump’s continued false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. 

Cheney’s tweet came just after Arizona counties reported their latest round of ballots and after several networks called the close gubernatorial race for Democrat Katie Hobbs.

Tags 2022 midterm elections Arizona Arizona governor's race Arizona gubernatorial race Kari Lake Katie Hobbs Liz Cheney Liz Cheney Mark Finchem Mark Finchem Trump
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