A Party Divided: As Donald Trump Attacks Liz Cheney, George W. Bush Plans To Speak At Her Fundraiser

The Republican Party has divided into two factions: the Party of Trump, and the party that rejects Trumpism (perhaps to varying degrees). The latter, unfortunately, seems to be statistically smaller — but still shaves off a significant portion of the voting base, as the 2020 election proved.

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Now another sign of the divide is apparent in the case of Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican elected officials who has stood against Trump, voting for his impeachment and openly criticizing his election lies. While Trump and his vocal supporters attack her, calling her a RINO and calling for her replacement in Congress, former President George W. Bush (R-TX) is openly displaying support. In fact, he’ll be a special guest speaker at a fundraiser she’s holding next month.

Standing up against Trump and Trumpism isn’t a lucrative move in the current Republican Party. NPR reported in February that Cheney’s own party, in her home state of Wyoming, had officially censured her for voting to impeach.

Trump has released statements calling Cheney a “loser RINO [Republican in name only]” and predicting the end of her political career, and endorsing her opponent.

“Paying close attention to the Wyoming House Primary against loser RINO Liz Cheney. Some highly respected pollsters tell me she’s toast in Wyoming after siding with Crazy Nancy Pelosi and supporting the Democrat Impeachment Hoax!”

Still, Cheney doesn’t seem to be backing down, and if opposing Trump doesn’t play well with the majority of Republicans, it’s earned some respect from the faction that’s tired of their party being hijacked by the former president.

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