Former President Donald Trump is fighting to unseat a traitorous Republican – as he plans to back a challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney.
Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman to challenge Cheney in the primary according to a new report.
Cheney is best known for the betrayal of her own party. She is one of a handful of Republicans to vote twice to impeach Trump, and has become one of Pelosi’s favorite Republicans.
Politico reports that “three people with knowledge of [Trump’s] plans” say he’ll back Hageman over Cheney.
“Trump’s looming involvement in the primary will test his political power in the GOP like never before, as he seeks to punish the most high-profile House Republican to vote for his impeachment in January. His allies and team not only encouraged Hageman to run against Cheney — they now are under pressure to clear the crowded primary field of other candidates who could split anti-Cheney sentiment, which would give the incumbent the chance to win her primary with only a plurality,” reports Politico.
The outlet further reported that as a “final step before officially announcing her campaign later this week, Hageman resigned Tuesday as one of Wyoming’s members of the Republican National Committee.”
“While I have thoroughly enjoyed my work as National Committeewoman, I will not be able to continue in that role at this time and am hereby submitting my resignation to be effective immediately. I have every intention of staying active in the Republican Party and in Republican politics, but will be doing so through different means,” Hageman wrote in her resignation letter.
Hageman also noted that the committee had punished Cheney. “By censuring Rep. Liz Cheney we sent the strong message that we expect our elected officials to respect the views and values of the people who elected them. Accountability is key and I am proud of our party for demanding it,” she wrote.
Before she was booted from her chairman post in the House Republican Conference, Cheney expressed support for impeaching Trump over the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol which the Democrats overdramatized in an effort to attack the former president – and label his supporters as “terrorists.”
“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” Cheney argued at the time.
“Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” Cheney further claimed in her unwarranted attack on Trump.
“All members, especially House and Senate leaders, should support this effort and there should be no delay in passing this bill to find the facts and the truth about what happened on January 6th and the events leading up to it,” Cheney said in a statement. “In the aftermath of national crises, such as Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, or September 11th, our nation has established commissions so the American people know the truth and we can prevent these events from happening again. The same thing is needed for January 6th and this commission is an important step forward to answering those fundamental questions.”
Author: Laurence Starens