Trump’s allies quietly turning on him and toward support for Liz Cheney

Trump’s allies quietly turning on him and toward support for Liz Cheney

According to reporting by CNBC, Rep. Liz Cheney is getting a lot of support from some unlikely places—including some of former President Donald Trump’s allies and the Koch network.  

Cheney, a fourth-generation Wyomingite, lost her congressional seat in Wyoming last week to Harriet Hageman, an attorney reviled for her unrelenting attacks on the environment.

Cheney appears to be “thinking about” a presidential run in 2024. In an interview with NBC’s TODAY show, Cheney said she believes “Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat and risk to our republic.” She added, “I think that defeating him is going to require a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats, and independents, and that’s what I intend to be a part of.”

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According to CNBC, after forming a leadership PAC called The Great Task, Cheney began working with former Trump consultants and people from the Koch network—even though some are attempting to disguise their support.

But CNBC reports that billionaire conservative Charles Koch is offering to help Cheney’s efforts via i360, a data company owned by Koch Industries. i360 additionally contributed money to Cheney’s Wyoming run through text message ads.

Cheney has vowed to support Democratic candidates running against Republicans who have publicly denied the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

During an interview on ABC’s This Week, Cheney said, “I’m going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election deniers … We’ve got election deniers that have been nominated for really important positions all across the country,” she said. “And I’m going to work against those people. I’m going to work to support their opponents.”

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After her primary defeat, GOP Rep. Liz Cheney tells @jonkarl that she will focus on working to keep election deniers out of office. “I’m going to work against those people, I’m going to work to support their opponents. I think it matters that much.” https://t.co/ztgdHLNV99 pic.twitter.com/cHDGCmvihJ

— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 21, 2022

NPR reports that about 70% of Wyoming voted for Trump in 2020 and that it was Cheney’s unwavering devotion to her position on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol that infuriated her constituency—and, ultimately, what lost her the congressional seat.

An unnamed source from the Trump camp told CNBC that anyone found to be working with Cheney could be cut out of future work with the team.

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