RNC weighs funding for Liz Cheney America, first opponent Harriet Hageman

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has reportedly begun weighing the funding of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) America First and Trump-endorsed opponent Harriet Hageman.

While the RNC will vote on Friday to symbolically censure Cheney for siding with Democrats and the partisan January 6 Committee, the RNC is also considering financial support for Hageman, the Washington Post reported.

Removing support for Cheney, who was demoted in 2021 from the GOP conference chair, and reassigning it to Hageman would be a huge boon to ousting the Democrat-allied congresswoman. The transfer of support would mean data, volunteers and money redirected to Cheney instead of Hageman.

Cheney has so far edged out Hageman by about $1.5 million, though fundraising isn’t the only determining factor in winning congressional races.

President Ronna McDaniel told the To post the committee has yet to determine whether they will go all-in to oust Cheney.

Ronna McDaniel, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

“No decision has been made,” she said.

Cheney responded to the RNC’s potential censorship ruling by accusing Donald Trump, who has regularly denounced George Bush and Liz Cheney’s father, Dick Cheney, of being establishment Republicans only interested in the oil fields of the Middle East. East.

“I’m a constitutional conservative and I don’t recognize those in my party who abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump,” Cheney said. “History will be their judge. I will never stop fighting for our constitutional republic. No matter what.”

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) questions witnesses during a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC.  Members of law enforcement testified to the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump on the US Capitol.  Authorities say about 140 police officers were injured when they were trampled on, thrown at objects and sprayed with irritating chemicals during the insurgency.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) interviews witnesses during a House Select Committee hearing investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

“Republican Party leaders have taken themselves hostage to a man who admits trying to overturn a presidential election and suggests he would pardon the Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy,” he said. she adds.

In November, the Wyoming GOP voted 31-29 to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican.

Cheney called the vote “laughable.”

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