Liz Cheney risks career to lead Republican anti-Trump resistance

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Washington (AFP) – Liz Cheney’s dogged pursuit of Donald Trump over last year’s riot at the US Capitol has cemented her status as the sole Republican to gamble her career as she breaks ranks with her party in the fight for US democracy. The 55-year-old congresswoman from Wyoming, a daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, was once seen as the tax-cutting, God-fearing, small-government apotheosis of American conservatism. But her refusal to accept Trump’s false claims of a stolen 2020 election set her on a collision course with the Trump-dominated modern Republican Party, which booted her…

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