The Republican National Committee (RNC) has reportedly begun to weigh funding Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) America First and Trump-endorsed opponent, Harriet Hageman.
While the RNC will vote Friday to symbolically censure Cheney over allying herself with Democrats and the partisan January 6 committee, the RNC is also considering financially supporting Hageman, the Washington Post reported.
Removing support for Cheney, who was demoted in 2021 from GOP conference chair, and reallocating 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 at Cheney instead of Hageman.
Thus far, Cheney has out-fundraised Hageman by about 1.5 million, though fundraising is not the only determinate in winning congressional races.
Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told the Post the committee has yet to determine if they will go all-in on ousting Cheney.
“No decision has been made,” she said.
Cheney responded to the RNC’s potential censure decision by blaming Donald Trump, who regularly exposed George Bush and Liz Cheney’s father, Dick Cheney, for being establishment Republicans only interested in Middle East oil fields.
“I’m a constitutional conservative and I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump,” Cheney claimed. “History will be their judge. I will never stop fighting for our constitutional republic. No matter what.”