Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday launched audio of a concession name she made after Wyoming’s Republican major to counter her opponent Harriet Hageman’s claims that she solely acquired a “two-second message” from the vanquished incumbent.
Hageman, throughout an look Wednesday night time on Fox Information, instructed host Sean Hannity that she received a “transient two-second message on my cellphone” from Cheney Tuesday night time as she ready to provide her acceptance speech.
“She simply mentioned, ‘Whats up, Harriet,’ after which hung up?” Hannity requested.
“That was the top of the decision, sure,” Hageman answered. “That was the one time. It was about 8:15 final night time and I used to be simply on the brink of go on stage with my acceptance speech and I didn’t have a possibility to go to together with her.”
However audio of the voicemail Cheney offered to Politico challenges that assertion.
“Hello, Harriet, it’s Liz Cheney calling,” Cheney is heard on the audio moments after an aide tells her that the AP known as the race for Hageman. “It’s about 8:13 on Tuesday the sixteenth, I’m calling to concede the election and congratulate you on the win. Thanks.”
Hageman’s marketing campaign in response launched a video displaying that it acquired a voicemail from Cheney that solely mentioned, “Howdy Harriet,” adopted by silence till the decision ends about 10 seconds later.
Cheney, who misplaced to Trump-backed Hageman by greater than 35 share factors, later instructed Politico that she has tried to achieve her challenger 3 times however finally left a voicemail earlier than heading out to provide her concession speech.
She mentioned she by no means heard again from Hageman.
Cheney drew a major challenger after she angered former President Donald Trump by voting to question him in 2021 for his function within the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney additionally serves because the vice chair on the Home choose committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.