Capitol Report (Aug. 17): Liz Cheney Loses Wyoming Primary to Trump-Backed Hageman; Pence on FBI Raid

Steve Lance
By Steve Lance
August 17, 2022Capitol Reportshare

Former President Donald Trump’s influence proved to have tremendous sway on Wyoming voters—they’ve voted Congresswoman Liz Cheney out of office in convincing fashion. But it’s a different story unfolding in Alaska.

Leon Benjamin, candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 4th district, joins us to weigh in on the Wyoming primary and why he thinks Trump-backed candidates are winning races.

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks out on the Mar-a-Lago raid. We’ll look at his take on defunding the FBI and at the brewing court battle over unsealing the search affidavit.

Retail sales remained unchanged last month, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, meaning persisting inflation is still impacting how Americans are spending.

We recently had a chance to sit down with Congressman Gary Palmer, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, to discuss the ongoing effects of high gas prices and American energy independence.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin denounced the Virginia Department of Education’s proposal to remove important historical references to George Washington and James Madison from state testing.

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