George Bush Throws Support Behind Liz Cheney Amid MAGA Backlash

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Following the recent endorsement by former President Donald Trump of a Republican primary challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), former President George W. Bush will be appearing at a fundraiser for Cheney in Texas next month. The fundraiser will be in Dallas, with the exact location seemingly available (at first) only to those attending. Cheney originally attracted Trump’s criticism after she supported impeaching him on a charge of incitement of insurrection after the Capitol riot in January. In the time since, Bush also spoke out regarding what unfolded at the Capitol, calling domestic extremists and foreign operatives — like those who attacked the U.S. on 9/11 — “children of the same foul spirit,” adding that Americans must “confront” the aggressors.

During the recent speech in which Bush made those remarks, he said as follows:

‘We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them.’

Watch Bush below:

Meanwhile, Cheney is also one of the members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, which provides her with an opportunity to continue to work to hold former President Trump accountable for his actions. She has directly singled out Trump in connection to her work on that committee, saying at one point that investigators “must also know what happened every minute of that day in the White House — every phone call, every conversation, every meeting — leading up to, during, and after the attack.”

Amid recent developments, Cheney has also repeatedly criticized the lies from Trump about the integrity of last year’s presidential election that inspired the attack on the Capitol. Although Trump has consistently and repeatedly claimed otherwise, there remains no legitimate evidence of any kind of systematic election fraud in last year’s presidential race. Donald Trump — who once said in a speech that he’s “never understood wind” — does not know better than the officials in every state and across the federal government who have attested to the security of the election.