Former President George W. Bush will reportedly participate in an October fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney

Former President George W. Bush is slated to support Republican Rep. Liz Cheney at a fundraiser in Dallas, Texas next month, according to reports.

Various other figures are listed for the event as well, including Karl Rove, and former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison who served as U.S. Ambassador to NATO during the Trump administration.

Cheney, who represents Wyoming’s at-large Congressional District, was one of 10 GOP House members to vote in favor of impeaching then-President Donald Trump earlier this year in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Senate, which voted on the matter after Trump had already departed from office, failed to clear the threshold necessary for conviction.

The House GOP ousted Cheney from her role as House Republican Conference Chair in May and then elected Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to fill the vacancy.

Cheney has occupied the Wyoming congressional seat since 2017 is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who served alongside President Bush for eight years.

She was tapped by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, to serve on the House select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Earlier this month Trump issued a statement endorsing Harriet Hageman, who is aiming to defeat Cheney during the GOP primary.

“I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney,” Trump declared. “Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First. Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney. Make America Great Again!”

Cheney responded on Twitter, “Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it.”

Former President Bush delivered a speech earlier this month on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

“And we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” Bush said. “But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them.”

Trump lambasted Bush in a statement issued on Sept. 13.

“The World Trade Center came down during his watch. Bush led a failed and uninspiring presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!” Trump said in part of the statement.


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