Fundraiser for Cheney challenger to be hosted by over 100 House Republicans

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In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Harriet Hageman addresses a meeting of the Wyoming Business Alliance in Casper, Wyo. Former President Donald Trump has chosen Hageman, a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics. That’s according to a person familiar with his decision who spoke…

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – More than 100 House Republicans are slated to host a fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) main primary challenger Harriet Hageman.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told The Daily Caller about the event on Thursday. A Republican source confirmed news of the fundraiser to The Hill. 

The event is set to be held at the home of longtime McCarthy advisor and Republican fundraiser Jeff Miller on March 30.

The fundraiser marks a unified effort by House Republicans to oust one of their own members. Cheney irked many in her own caucus last year after she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

Despite the backlash within her own party, Cheney has continued to criticize Trump. She is currently serving as one of only two Republican members on the House select committee charged with investigating the events of Jan. 6. 

While Trump has vowed to campaign against any Republican who broke with him after the Jan. 6 riot, he has singled Cheney out for particularly fierce criticism. The former president endorsed Hagement last September after meeting with several of Cheney’s other Republican challengers.

News of the fundraiser for Hageman comes as House Republicans gather in Florida for their annual retreat, where McCarthy is hoping to unify members around cohesive policy message ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, when the GOP is hoping to recapture its majority in the House.

Tags 2022 midterms Donald Trump Fundraiser GOP retreat Harriet Hageman Jeff Miller Kevin McCarthy Liz Cheney Wyoming politics

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