At one time, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice had a significant amount of influence and power over the Republican Party. One word of disagreement with Donald Trump earned a member of the GOP a derogatory tweet that hurt their chance at reelection. Republicans created a monster and then lost all control of him, becoming subject to his rule.
Republican donors line up behind Rep. Liz Cheney as she takes on Trump https://t.co/oYDFHwdvJp
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 14, 2022
That power may be showing signs of fading. Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) serves on the investigative committee looking into the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. Trump, of course, is furious with her, as have been the rest of her party. Trump, in response, offered his primary endorsement to lawyer Harriet Hageman, a Trump acolyte. Donors, however, are still backing Cheney.
At a recent fundraiser for Cheney held by Bobbie and Bill Kilberg saw donor flooding in to meet and offer their support.
According to CNN:
‘Bobbie and Bill Kilberg were expecting a few dozen people for their fundraiser Monday for GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, an intimate cocktail party they were planning at their home in McLean, Virginia. But in the weeks since the Republican National Committee voted to censure Cheney for her involvement in the ongoing House select committee investigation of the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, the couple was flooded with requests to come and meet the congresswoman.’
Polls show that 57 percent of all Americans say that Trump is responsible, wholly or in part, for the events of Jan. 6, 2021, making Cheney a well-supported fighter in pursuit of justice.
Twitter offered their support for Cheney, as well. Read some of their comments below: