Recently, more than 100 Republicans from the House indicated that they will be hosting a fundraiser for Harriet Hageman, the primary challenger to Liz Cheney in the at-large House district of Wyoming.
The event has already been referenced by Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California who currently serves as the House Minority Leader. McCarthy mentioned the even to the Daily Caller earlier in the week.
“I support Harriet in [the Wyoming primary],” McCarthy informed the online media outlet.
“You’re going to find there’s going to be an event for Harriet next week,” McCarthy continued, adding that “no one knows” about the event.
“There’s more than 100 members that are co-sponsoring [the fundraiser],” McCarthy continued.
Later on, an additional source confirmed that the fundraiser for Liz Cheney’s primary challenger will take place at the home of prominent Republican fundraiser Jeff Miller, a longtime confidant of the House Minority Leader, according to The Hill.
McCarthy also added that the fundraiser is highly motivated by the face that “[Cheney] is not doing her work for Wyoming.”
“[Cheney is] not on natural resources,” McCarthy observed, though natural resources constitute “the number one committee for Wyoming.”
In addition, McCarthy also noted that Cheney had been removed from leadership due to not favorably playing “the role as conference chair.”
The news regarding a mega-fundraiser for a Cheney challenger emerges more than twelve months after Cheney voted in favor of impeaching former President Donald J. Trump over allegations that he was the catalyst for the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
Even after Trump departed from the Oval Office, the Wyoming representative continued to levy harsh criticism against the former president, and she is currently serving alongside Kinzinger on a highly partisan House select committee that continues to investigate the incident.
Last September, Trump proclaimed his endorsement of Hagemen after meeting with other key Republican challengers to Cheney, as reported by The Hill.