Report: George W. Bush Donating To Republicans Who Voted To Impeach Trump

Report: George W. Bush Donating To Republicans Who Voted To Impeach Trump
Report: George W. Bush Donating To Republicans Who Voted To Impeach Trump

George W. Bush made donations to 2 Republican congresswomen who voted to question Donald Trump over the January 6 riot on the Capitol.

The revelation comes through Politico, which studies that most allowable quantities have been donated by Bush to Consultant Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) re-election campaigns late final yr.

The outlet studies that whereas Bush has donated up to now to quite a few Republican candidates, the $5,800 to Cheney and $2,900 to Murkowski look like his “first donations of 2021” and “are vital of their symbolism.”

Cheney and Murkowski are each going through major challengers endorsed by former President Trump after they voted in favor of a second impeachment for his alleged function in inciting the Capitol riot.

George W. Bush’s Solely 2021 Marketing campaign Donations Have been to Anti-Trump Republicans https://t.co/clVKLi0XUL

— PETER MAER (@petermaer) February 1, 2022

RELATED: George W. Bush To Headline Fundraiser For NeverTrumper Liz Cheney

Bush Vs Trump

Liz Cheney is the daughter of Bush’s vp, Dick Cheney, and as such, it might not come as a lot of a shock that the previous President donated to her marketing campaign.

That mentioned, FEC information present his contribution to Murkowski, lengthy thought of a extra liberal Republican, marks the primary of its variety.

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Trump endorsed Republican Kelly Tshibaka within the Alaska Republican major towards Murkowski, but additionally curiously lent help to Harriet Hageman, the Wyoming lawyer operating towards Cheney.

Hageman tried to cease Trump from getting the Republican nomination in 2016, and known as him “racist and xenophobic.”

NEW: A video from April 2016 exhibits Liz Cheney’s Trump-backed major Harriet Hageman rebuking Trump and enthusiastically endorsing Cheney for Congress. Hageman even cites her personal Trump opposition in her Cheney endorsement. https://t.co/W4YhR0yzxV pic.twitter.com/Cu3aBKsyWN

— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) September 30, 2021

RELATED: Trump Slams George W. Bush And His ‘Flunky’ Karl Rove For Holding Liz Cheney Fundraiser

Headline Cheney Fundraiser

Bush appeared at a fundraiser for Liz Cheney again in October, regardless of her solely present platform being fixed opposition and criticism of Donald Trump.

Together with the previous President, attendees reportedly included former Bush advisors Karl Rove and Karen Hughes, and in addition former US ambassador to NATO and Texas Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison.

SCOOP: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is slated to have a fundraiser w/ President George W. Bush subsequent month.

Alerts Cheney is hugging Bush-world ties amid exile from the Trump-wing of the social gathering.

Occasion might be held in Dallas on Oct. 18 w/ another acquainted names… Rove, Miers… pic.twitter.com/aDAKyUKmKO

— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) September 22, 2021

Trump ripped Bush and Rove in a press release upon studying of the fundraiser.

“RINO former President George ‘Dubya’ Bush and his flunky Karl Rove are endorsing warmongering and really low polling, Liz Cheney,” the assertion learn.

Trump went on to say Bush’s ‘silly’ actions within the Center East resulted in decades-long wars with no clear goal and astronomical prices.

“Bush is the one who obtained us into the quicksand of the Center East and, after spending trillions of {dollars} and killing practically one million folks, the Center East was left in worse form after 21 years than it was when he began his stupidity,” he mentioned.

His international coverage blunders culminated in a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan beneath the purview of President Biden in August.

President Trump on RINO former President George “Dubya” Bush. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/b11VpqDf5y

— Teresa AnnMarie (@TeresaFreeThink) September 23, 2021

Cheney has been a supply of irritation for conservatives and supporters of Trump, preening for Democrats as a savior of the republic following the Capitol riot on January sixth.

“President Bush is impressed by Liz Cheney’s energy and imaginative and prescient, and he is proud to help her,” a spokesman for Bush instructed CNBC in September.

The previous President additionally echoed Cheney in expressing outrage over the January sixth riot.

“It did make me sick. I felt in poor health. And I simply could not imagine it,” Bush mentioned. “What’s actually troubling is how a lot misinformation there’s and the capability of individuals to unfold all types of untruth.”

He even appeared to equate Trump supporters on the Capitol to Islamic extremists who carried out 9/11 – on the twentieth anniversary of the assaults that passed off when he was President.

Former President George W. Bush: “We now have seen rising proof that the hazards to our nation can come not solely throughout borders however from violence that gathers inside. There’s little cultural overlap between violent extremists overseas and violent extremists at house…” pic.twitter.com/qIoGV9fzsw

— CSPAN (@cspan) September 11, 2021

“There’s little cultural overlap between violent extremists overseas and violent extremists at house,” Bush mentioned.

“However of their disdain for pluralism, of their disregard for human life, of their dedication to defile nationwide symbols, they’re kids of the identical foul spirit.”

Bush, except for supporting By no means Trump Republicans, has mentioned he want to see a presidential candidate for the GOP in 2024 with pro-gun management and pro-amnesty views.

“Bush remained hopeful {that a} extra reasonable Republican — one who supported cheap gun reform measures, elevated public college funding and a path to citizenship for undocumented employees … might succeed within the social gathering’s 2024 presidential major,” Politico reported.

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