Rep. Liz Cheney is hitting back against Trump-backed Harriet Hejman who claimed she had not fully admitted after losing the Republican incumbent Wyoming primary.
Heijman appeared on Fox News where she shared details about her conversation with The Cheney Report Politico. According to Hejman Cheney left a very brief two-second message on my cell phone Tuesday night after the election results insisting that he did not address any concessions or anything else.
The Republican lawmaker released an audio clip of the same conversation, refuting Hejman’s claims. Audio submitted to Politico confirms that Cheney’s campaign accepted it at 8:13 p.m. on Tuesday August 16.
The Wyoming lawmaker asked to include the date and time of his concession during the call. Hi Harriet This is Liz Cheney who can be heard saying to Cheney in the audio clip. Around 8:13 pm. On Tuesday I am calling to accept the election and to congratulate you on your victory.
Cheney’s audio refutes Hejman’s claim during his appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News.
I have no other contact with Liz Cheney. He made an effort and said hello Harriet. And then that was the end of it, Heijman said. When Hannity tried to gain clarity on calling Cheney just to say hello Harriet and then Heisman twice hung up, saying the call had ended.
A spokesperson for Heijman’s campaign team also issued a response after reports about Cheney’s recordings were released.
A Heisman spokesperson provided a video of the GOP nominee to reinforce the depiction of the incident. It shows a phone belonging to Heijman that has been identified as a message from Cheney’s number.
The message that is played on the screen consists only of Cheney’s two-word greeting before the sound cuts off for more than 10 seconds.
Cheney also responded to this. Speaking to Politico on Wednesday August 17 Cheney said he had tried to call Heijman three times, but left a voicemail before eventually taking the stage at his election night party.