A major Republican leader, Liz Cheney, has described the Trump following as a cult of personality, as we read in BBC:
A leading Republican critic of Donald Trump says the party has “embraced his cult of personality” after she was ousted in a primary election.
Liz Cheney, 56, was defeated by the political newcomer and Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman in Wyoming.
She had faced an uphill battle to win re-election after joining the congressional committee investigating Mr Trump’s attempts to cling to power.
Ms Cheney – once a rising star in the party – also voted to impeach Mr Trump.
The primary election in the broadly conservative state highlighted the competing wings of the Republican Party – with more traditional conservatives facing off against Trump-backed candidates around the country ahead of mid-term elections in November.
The result means Ms Cheney, a three-term congresswoman and the eldest daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, will not contest her seat in the US House of Representatives which she has held since 2017.