Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:14 PM PT – Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Former President George W. Bush is leading a fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Starting Oct. 18, Bush is expected to headline the fundraiser for Cheney in Dallas, Texas.
Cheney is the daughter of former vice president to Bush, Dick Cheney. “President Bush is impressed by Liz Cheney’s strength and vision and he’s proud to support her,” said a spokesperson for Bush.
In the meantime, President Trump will be endorsing Cheney’s opponent Harriet Hageman in an effort to oust Cheney from office. “I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney,” said Trump in a statement.
This comes after Cheney publicly criticized Trump throughout his presidency and was the most senior Republican who voted to impeach him. Trump hasn’t shied away from expressing his position on Cheney, repeatedly calling her a RINO.
Hageman is only one of many that Trump has endorsed as challengers to Republican incumbents.