While most Republicans supported former President Donald Trump during his term in the White House, a few constantly butted heads with POTUS.
This includes GOP Wisconsin Rep. Liz Cheney, who was one of a handful of Republicans to cast a vote for impeachment. Ever since, Cheney has been in Trump’s dog house, as he’s stated numerous times.
Now, he’s headed to Wisconsin to hold a rally — and that rally might help oust Cheney from her seat.
The controversial representative, who many in the Party have called a “RINO” in the past, faces a stiff challenge from Trump supporter Harriet Hageman. The right-wing firebrand aims to take Cheney’s position this year.
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And she has the backing of the former President, which has proven to be immensely helpful for other Republican candidates.
Though Trump’s picks lost a couple in recent weeks, Trump-backed candidates win their elections more often than not. The power and influence of the former Commander-in-Chief remains a valuable commodity.
Hageman will need it all if she hopes to unseat Cheney, though.
As she said in a recent tweet:
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Trump and Hageman won’t be alone at the rally, either.
The event has attracted other heavy hitters in the Republican Party, including Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and even House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
One of the reasons top Republican leaders want Cheney out is because she seems to have befriended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a common GOP enemy.
Cheney has also come under fire for going against Trump’s MAGA and America First policies, and has even been booted out in Wyoming — that state’s GOP voted to no longer recognize her as a Republican.
On top of that, McCarthy endorsed Hageman as well, which doesn’t often happen with House minority leaders.
So far, early polling shows Hageman holding a lead over Cheney among Republican voters. In fact, in a January straw poll conducted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee, Hageman beat Cheney 59-6.
At this point, it seems the embattled Wisconsin GOP member will have a tough time hanging onto her seat.
If she does lose it, Hageman will undoubtedly credit Trump and other top Republicans with helping lead her to victory.