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Trump to hold MAGA rally in Wyoming for Liz Cheney’s Republican primary challenger Harriet Hageman

The former president will be in Casper, Wyoming on May 28 on Harriet Hageman’s behalf, he announced in a statement through his Save America PAC on Monday

Donald Trump will campaign in Wyoming for Rep. Liz Cheney’s Republican primary challenger in an effort to unseat one of his most vocal critics in Congress, the ex-president announced on Monday.

Trump will hold one of his campaign-style Make America Great Again rallies in Casper, Wyoming on behalf of lawyer Harriet Hageman on May 28.

It’ll be the first event Trump holds with Hageman, who he endorsed in September. 

Less than two weeks later, Cheney and fellow lawmakers on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack will hold their first public hearings that they have promised will reveal explosive information on the former president and his allies’ efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Cheney is the panel’s vice chair and one of just two Republican members, alongside Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

Her work on the committee and criticism of Trump have made her a favorite target for the former president’s attacks. 

She was also the highest-profile House Republican who voted to impeach him following the Capitol riot.

Trump frequently dismisses Cheney as a RINO or ‘Republican In Name Only,’ and has lambasted Wyoming’s lone at-large House representative as a ‘psycho’ and ‘not the brightest person’ according to a book by Washington Examiner reporter David Drucker.

And despite raising more than $10 million for her 2022 re-election campaign so far, Cheney still may be facing an uphill battle in Wyoming’s August 16 primary race.

She and Kinzinger have been ostracized by much of their party since their efforts to investigate the January 6th attack. Unlike Cheney, Kinzinger has said he will not seek re-election in the House this year.

Cheney has far out-raised Hageman in the primary race so far, racking up more than $10 million compared to roughly 2 million raised by the first-time candidate's campaign

However Hageman has pulled in donations from sitting lawmakers like House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan

Cheney has far out-raised Hageman in the primary race so far, racking up more than $10 million compared to roughly 2 million raised by the first-time candidate’s campaign. However Hageman has pulled in donations from sitting lawmakers like House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan

The Wyoming Republican was booted out of her No. 3 job in the House GOP as its conference chair, with colleagues voting to replace her with pro-Trump Rep. Elise Stefanik.

Then on February 7, the Republican National Committee voted to censure the pair in a highly unusual move against two sitting lawmakers within their caucus. 

The Republican leader, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, followed Trump in endorsing Hageman later that month.

Trump said in a September 9 statement, ‘I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney.’ 

‘Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First,’ he continued.

‘Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney.’

Cheney shot back at the time: ‘Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it.’

Hageman has raised slightly more than $2 million so far in her campaign, according to the most recent campaign filings through the end of March.

McCarthy’s re-election PAC donated two separate $2,000 checks to Hageman in March.

Less than two weeks after the rally, the Capitol riot committee will hold its first of eight public hearings beginning June 9

Less than two weeks after the rally, the Capitol riot committee will hold its first of eight public hearings beginning June 9

She got the same sum from pro-Trump GOP Rep. Jim Jordan.

Trump’s Save America PAC gave Hageman two donations of $5,000 each at the end of last year.

The Wyoming rally will happen less than two weeks before the January 6 committee begins the first of eight public hearings on June 9.

One of its members, Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin, suggested they would be explosive in nature in a statement late last week. 

‘We now have evidence to support the story of the worst presidential political offense against the Union in American history,’ Raskin said on April 29.

He added that the upcoming hearings ‘will expose every facet of the assault against our democracy and Constitution on 1/6.’ 

Cheney brushed off Trump's endorsement of Hageman in September with a defiant 'bring it'

Cheney brushed off Trump’s endorsement of Hageman in September with a defiant ‘bring it’

Kinzinger, Cheney’s fellow Republican member, said during a Sunday CBS News interview that he would ‘love’ to see former Vice President Mike Pence testify at the hearings.

Pence had reportedly refused to take part in enacting a legal theory that claimed he as vice president had sole power to overturn the election results in several states that narrowly went to President Joe Biden. 

‘I would love to see that. I hope he would do so voluntarily,’ Kinzinger told Face The Nation.

‘These are decisions I think, that we’re going to end up making from a tactical perspective in the next week or two as we basically pin down what this hearing schedule is going to look like, the content and as we go into the full narrative of this thing.’

He continued, ‘I would hope and think that the Vice President would want to come in and tell his story because he did do the right thing on that day.’

‘If he doesn’t, then we’ll look at the options we have available to us if there’s information we don’t already have.’

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