George W. Bush Donates to GOP Impeachment Voters.
Among the most notable Republicans who advocated impeachment of President Trump a year ago are Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). According to campaign finance disclosures released Monday, former President George W. Bush contributed to both reelection campaigns in 2021.
In October of last year, Bush gave Cheney a total of $5,800 of his own money.
When she collected $1.9 million in the final quarter of 2021, her campaign account grew to well than $4.7 million in cash.
According to FEC records, Bush had previously donated to Cheney’s father, Richard Cheney, who served as Bush’s vice president.
The 43rd president also contributed $2,900 to Murkowski’s re-election campaign, bringing her total to $1.2 million for the last quarter of 2021.
Murkowski had $4.2 million in the bank by the end of 2021.
According to Federal Election Commission records, this is Bush’s first contribution to the Alaska senator.
These look to be the first political donations from former President George W. Bush in the year 2021, and they are significant in their symbolism.
In retaliation for their vote to oust him from office and their claim that he incited the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, Trump has sponsored Republican challengers trying to replace Cheney, Murkowski, and others.
Harriet Hageman, a former Cheney supporter who received Trump’s blessing to run against Cheney in Wyoming’s at-large House seat, is one of several Republican rivals.
Even though Cheney pulled approximately $443,000 in the fourth quarter, Trump’s endorsement has come with connections to Trump’s donors.
To take on Murkowski in the Alaska Senate election, Trump endorsed Republican Kelly Tshibaka, a former state commissioner.
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the minority leader in the Senate, is under fire from Trump, who wants Tshibaka to take his place as the party’s nominee to replace him as leader.
The primary elections in Wyoming and Alaska will be held on August 16.