Report: Trump to endorse attorney Harriet Hageman in expected primary bid to oust Rep. Cheney

FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Harriet Hageman addresses a meeting of the Wyoming Business Alliance in Casper, Wyo. Former President Donald Trump has chosen Hageman, a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics. That's according to a person familiar with his decision who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)

In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Harriet Hageman addresses a meeting of the Wyoming Business Alliance in Casper, Wyo. Former President Donald Trump has chosen Hageman, a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics. That’s according to a person familiar with his decision who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)

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President Donald Trump is reportedly expected to endorse a Wyoming GOP attorney in her potential bid to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Reports on Wednesday said Trump has told Harriet Hageman she has his support in the GOP House primary.

“He interviewed a lot of people, and when it was done, it was clear she’s in a class of her own,” said a source familiar with Trump’s selection process, but asked to remain anonymous.

Hageman has yet to officially launch her campaign, but stepped down as a member of the Wyoming Republican National Committee this week. In her resignation letter, she touted the committee’s decision to censure Cheney and said it sent a strong message to lawmakers that they should respect the views and values of those who elected them.

“Accountability is key and I am proud of our party for demanding it,” wrote Hageman.

Trump first spoke out about Cheney after she rejected his claims of fraud in the 2020 election and vowed she would do everything she could to make sure he “never gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

Meanwhile, Hageman is expected to announce her primary run later this week.

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