Former President George W. Bush is, in partnership with venerated political strategist Karl Rove, planning a fundraiser for Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney as she ventures to her Congressional fight with Harriet Hageman, who recently received the vaunted support of Donald Trump.
As JustTheNews.com reports, “Trump is waging an aggressive campaign against Cheney, whom he has labeled a party-traitor for reasons including her vote in to impeach him over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Earlier this month, Trump threw his support behind candidate Harriet Hageman to take Cheney’s seat.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 18 in Dallas and will be co-hosted by longtime Bush political adviser Karl Rove, and former Texas GOP. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Cheney’s father, Dick Cheney, served for two terms as Bush’s vice president. The event will be Bush’s first foray into the 2022 cycle. “
KESQ went on to report that “In recent months, George Bush has stepped up his criticism of Trump, though he has not attacked the 45th president by name,”
“He has decried the ‘loud voices’ in the GOP ‘who are isolationists, protectionists and nativists’ and revealed he wrote in the name of his former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on his 2020 presidential ballot rather than vote for Trump,” the outlet continued.
“Bush, who has said he was ‘appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election’ in the aftermath of the Capitol riot, also called on Americans on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to confront domestic violent extremists, comparing them to violent extremists abroad and warning that they are ‘children of the same foul spirit,’” the outlet continued.