[Rushtalk] George W. Bush Sends Maximum Cash Donations to Embattled Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump

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Mon Mar 7 09:34:43 MST 2022


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George W. Bush Sends Maximum Cash Donations to Embattled Republicans Who
Voted to Impeach Trump


 By Richard Moorhead  February 1, 2022  



Former President George W. Bush is opening his checkbook for two
Republicans known for their staunch opposition to former President
Donald Trump.

Bush is listed in campaign finance data as a donor for Liz Cheney, a
Wyoming congresswoman who voted in favor of the second impeachment
effort targeting Trump and who frequently deplores his influence on the
Republican Party. Cheney is the daughter of Dick Cheney, Bush’s vice
president.

Bush also recently contributed to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who
supported the second impeachment effort as well.

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Campaign finance data published by the Federal Election Commission on
Monday reveals Bush donated $5,800 to Cheney at the end of 2021, the
maximum individual contribution, according to Politico.

Bush donated $2,900 — the maximum donation in a Senate primary election
— to Murkowski.
 

The establishment political heir had never donated previously to
Murkowski, suggesting that the Alaska senator’s anti-Trump stance may
have seized his attention.

Murkowski is considered one of the most liberal Republican senators in
Washington, having previously voted against the confirmation of
now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a nominee of Trump.

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Trump has endorsed Murkowski’s challenger in Alaska’s Republican
primary, former state Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka.

Murkowski — who has lost a state Republican primary before, only to run
as an independent candidate — has faced a censure from the Alaska
Republican Party, which finally lost patience with the senator after she
supported the second effort to remove Trump from office.
 


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Cheney herself also faces a serious primary challenge from
Trump-endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman, with polls indicating that
Cheney trails considerably.

In spite of polling showing Cheney’s unpopularity in Wyoming, she’s
out-fundraised her opponent, with D.C. and coastal political elites
providing the rogue Republican with millions in cash and propping up
what some conservatives have called a form of controlled opposition
within the GOP.

Cheney fundraised more than $1.9 million in the last quarter of 2021,
Politico reported.
 


Murkowski has attracted attention from big-money donors as well,
finishing 2021 with more than $4.2 million on hand.

Already a black sheep among House Republicans, Cheney has further
distanced herself from conservatives by participating in House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 committee. 

Bush departed office as one of the most unpopular presidents in American
history, with critics on both the left and the right pointing to his
belligerent foreign policy and the collapse of the American financial
system at the end of his presidency.

The 43rd president routinely claims he’s retired from politics and
uninterested in fame, only to surface with pro-establishment statements
and rhetoric every few months.

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Bush appeared to target American citizens in a 9/11 commemoration speech
last year, likening those he deemed “extremists” to al-Qaida terrorists.
 

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