Cheney’s defeat end of an era for GOP; Trump’s party now

  • FILE - U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka, right, applauds as she is joined by former President Donald Trump on stage during a rally at the Alaska Airlines Center, in Anchorage, Alaska, July 9, 2022. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

  • Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at an Election Day gathering at Mead Ranch in Jackson, Wyo. Cheney lost to Republican opponent Harriet Hageman in the primary. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney watches he attends a primary Election Night gathering for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, in Jackson, Wyo. Cheney lost to challenger Harriet Hageman in the primary. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks Tuesday at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyo. Cheney lost to challenger Harriet Hageman in the primary. Cheney’s resounding election defeat marks an end of an era for the Republican Party. Her loss to Trump-backed challenger is the most high-profile political casualty yet as the GOP transforms into the party of Trump. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney’s resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party as well as her own family legacy, the most high-profile political casualty yet as the party of Lincoln transforms into the party of Trump.