(WatchDogReport.org) – It’s no secret former Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump don’t get along. One represents the old version of the Republican Party, and the other is the leader of the new version. Now, Bush is setting out to raise money for one of Trump’s sworn enemies.
On September 22, the Wall Street Journal revealed the 43rd president plans to start raising money for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). The congresswoman is the daughter of Dick Cheney, Bush’s vice president during his eight years in office. She’s also the most prominent anti-Trump voice in the GOP. Bush’s October 18 Dallas fundraiser will be his first campaign event for the midterms. Co-hosts will include Trump’s NATO ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Karl Rove, a Bush political advisor.
Former president George W. Bush is holding a fundraiser next month with Rep. Liz Cheney, as the Wyoming Republican and prominent critic of former president Donald Trump faces a tough reelection battle https://t.co/niLYrFqwgE
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 22, 2021
In 2021, Cheney was one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the 45th president and then trashed him for months afterward. Her bitterness pushed House Republicans to vote her out of her leadership position in the party.
Trump has made it clear one of his top goals for the 2022 midterms is to replace Cheney as Wyoming’s only representative. He recently endorsed Harriet Hageman, a property rights attorney, to take the congresswoman on in the Republican primary.
The battle between the Trump and Bush candidates will show whether the party wants to stick with the establishment or move into the future.
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