Wyoming GOP Makes Unprecedented Pact with RNC to Fund Liz Cheney’s Rival Harriet Hageman

The Wyoming GOP has made an unprecedented pact with the Republican National Committee (RNC) to fund Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) primary challenger.

Members of the RNC’s resolution committee unanimously passed a motion Thursday night to rebuke GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.

The committee agreed to formally censure the two Republican lawmakers for serving on the House select committee investigating January 6.

The resolution will advance to the full 168-member voting body for an up-or-down vote today and will most certainly pass.

The original version of the motion was to remove Kinzinger and Cheney from the conference but they decided on this course of action instead.

The bad news doesn’t end there for Liz Cheney, however.

The Wyoming Republican Party just made a rare deal with the RNC to help fund Cheney’s challenger, Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, in the primary.

The move will ensure Hageman has the financial resources necessary to beat Cheney.

A Cheney spokesman said of the deal: “Wyoming Party Chairman Frank Eathorne and the Republican National Committee are trying to assert their will and take away the voice of the people of Wyoming before a single vote has even been cast.”

From The Daily Beast:

Leaders of the Wyoming GOP have privately signed an unprecedented agreement that opens the door to them funding a challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in a primary this year.

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The Post’s report states the agreement has made it possible for the national party to fund the campaign of Cheney challenger Harriet Hageman, who the party has now recognized as the presumptive nominee for Cheney’s seat. 

Kinzinger said of his impending censure:

“I have no regrets about my decision to uphold my oath of office and defend the Constitution.

“I will continue to focus my efforts on standing for truth and working to fight the political matrix that’s led us to where we find ourselves today.”

Liz Cheney said of the censure vote: “The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to ‘overturn’ a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy.

“I’m a constitutional conservative and I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump.

“History will be their judge. I will never stop fighting for our constitutional republic. No matter what.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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