On February 5, Republican Representative Liz Cheney negotiated with some 50 Republican donors to fund her re-election campaign for 2022 after she voted to plead guilty to Donald Trump in the impeachment process against him.
Michael Epstein, a Republican donor from Maryland, told the Guardian that he said most of the negotiators would provide Cheney with a statutory maximum donation of $ 5,800. He added that with significant donations, they are supporting Cheney to prevent him from getting out of his seat because of his anti-Trump actions.
The Guardian also writes that it is likely that several major Republican donors will support Nikki Haley, a former UN ambassador’s expected departure in 2024 for the Republican presidential nomination. According to the paper, Haley’s sympathy for donors was precisely that he sharply criticized President Trump around the impeachment process.
Trump has publicly announced after the impeachment process that he will support Republican candidates who were not found guilty in the vote. He also clashed with Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate faction leader.
The rift between Donald Trump and moderate Republicans is getting rougher, which in extreme cases could even lead to a party split. Trump is still very popular among Republican voters, but it looks like big donors would already get rid of it.
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