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Liz Cheney loses her seat in Congress, but cements her place in history as the Republican who took on Trump

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID, Serena Williams faces a defeat ahead of the U.S. Open, and Liz Cheney says goodbye to Congress—but cements her place in history. Have a great Wednesday.

– More than a primary. The polling was right. Rep. Liz Cheney lost her seat in the House of Representatives last night, by a nearly 40-point margin—the consequence of Cheney’s stand against the Jan. 6 insurrection and former President Donald Trump.

Cheney is a conservative Republican who aligned with her party on most issues, but she drew a line when it came to the party’s embrace of Trump’s false insistence that he won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

“Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of the vote. I could easily have done the same again,” the Wyoming congresswoman said in her concession speech last night. “The path was…

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