If there’s one thing that’s certain about the coming midterms and the 2024 election, it’s this: Donald Trump is going to play a major role in GOP party politics.
The de facto leader of the MAGA Movement holds an enormous amount of sway over the Republican voter base at this time, and likely will until a true heir to the far right is anointed. As such, there is little doubt that he’ll continue to exude his opinion in all manner of elections, eliciting responses from the establishment GOP wherever he goes.
The latest anti-Trump maneuvering comes to us from Wyoming, where one of the last bastions of the old GOP is making his distrust of Trump known in a major way.
Embattled Rep. Liz Cheney is betting on figures from the fading Republican establishment to help her win re-election — setting up a clash between two GOP former presidents.
Cheney (R-Wyo.), who has been sidelined by House Republican leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy for voting to impeach President Donald Trump, has invited President George W. Bush to hold a fundraiser for her next month in Dallas, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Trump is backing her challenger Harriet Hageman in the 2022 Republican primary for Wyoming’s sole House seat.
In his endorsement of Hageman earlier this month, Trump referred to Cheney as a “warmonger and disloyal Republican.”
W. and 45 have long been at odds, but this one of the first times that such a direct and tangible challenge to the influence of Trump and his MAGA minions.