Sep 22, 2021 - Politics & Policy
George W. Bush to headline fundraiser for Liz Cheney
Former President George W. Bush will appear as a guest of honor at a fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) next month, Politico first reported.
Why it matters: Bush's presence at the event offers Cheney support from a prominent Republican just weeks after former President Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman, Cheney's challenger in the Wyoming House primary contest.
The big picture: The event will be held on Oct. 18 in Dallas. Other guests include Karl Rove and Kay Bailey Hutchison, the ambassador to NATO in the Trump administration.
- The divisions between the pro-Trump GOP and Cheney have been rife due to Cheney's outspoken criticism of Trump.
- House Republicans ousted Cheney as their third-highest ranking member in May after months of backlash over her criticism of Trump and his unfounded claims of election fraud.
- Cheney is also vice chair of the House's Jan. 6 select committee, which has been a target of Republican criticism.