Joe Biden Called Liz Cheney After Her Overwhelming Election Defeat

President Joe Biden reportedly called Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after she fell in the Wyoming GOP primary election to her Trump-backed opponent.

According to a Bloomberg report, Biden spoke with Cheney on the phone Wednesday, only one day after the three-term congresswoman suffered an overwhelming primary election defeat to attorney Harriet Hageman, who had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

The details of the conversation are unknown, and neither Cheney nor the White House have commented on the phone call between the two.

In the last year, Cheney has simultaneously alienated herself from Republicans and endeared herself to Democrats over her vote to impeach Trump and the prominent role she’s played on the House committee investigating the events of January 6.

While her loss Tuesday was widely expected, the 37 point margin between Hageman and Cheney reveals just how unpopular Cheney has become among Republican voters in her home state. For comparison, Cheney won Wyoming’s 2020 GOP primary with more than 70% of the vote.

Trump, who threw his support behind the victorious Hageman last September, was more than happy to witness Cheney’s primary defeat, calling it a “wonderful result for America.”

“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now.”

Despite Trump’s hope that the congresswoman’s loss would force her into “political oblivion,” Cheney has indicated she’s not quite done with her time in the political spotlight. In an interview after her primary loss, Cheney said she was considering launching a presidential run in 2024.

During her concession speech on Tuesday, Cheney also compared her situation to that of Abraham Lincoln, noting that he lost both a House and Senate election before becoming president. She also said her primary focus moving forward is still going to be opposing Trump.

“I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat — a risk to our republic — and I think defeating him is going to require a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats, and independents, and that’s what I intend to be a part of,” Cheney said.