Trump to endorse challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney, reports – By Chris Pandolfo (The Blaze) / Sept 8 2021
Former President Donald Trump is reportedly ready to endorse a primary challenger against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), his most prominent Republican critic in the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to Politico and the Associated Press, Trump will endorse attorney Harriet Hageman against Cheney, anonymous sources familiar with his decision said. His support may unite Republican opposition to Cheney behind one challenger, increasing the chances that Hageman emerges victorious from the field of at least 8 candidates vying to defeat Cheney for the GOP nomination for Wyoming’s at-large Congressional District.
Cheney, formerly the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress, drew Trump’s ire and the GOP base’s fury by voting to impeach the former president over his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. In the aftermath of her vote, House Republicans voted to remove Cheney from GOP leadership for being insufficiently supportive of Trump and for criticizing his unproven claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent. She has never apologized for her vote nor has she stopped voicing strong opposition to Trump.