Authors: JILLCOLVIN and MEAD GRUGVER
Washington (Associated Press). Trump’s former President chose a popular candidate in order to defeat Liz Cheney, his most outspoken Republican critic.
People familiar with this matter say that Trump plans on supporting Harriet Hageman (Harriet Hageman), the Wyoming lawyer. Harriet Hageman, who is planning to run a primary against Cheney, is expected to vote for Trump. The most prominent congressman was impeached. Before the official announcement, the person was not allowed to be identified.
Trump’s biggest support to date, this is his attempt to preserve his position as the Republican Party’s king. Trump also threatens to retaliate against anyone who votes to impeach him.
Trump supported several Republicans in challenging Republican incumbents. Kelly Chibaka competed in Alaska with Senator Lisa Murkowski. Rep. Steve Kara from Michigan tried to replace the long-term congressman. Former White House aide Max Miller is running for Congressman Fred Upton’s seat in Ohio. Joe Kent will challenge Congressman Jamie Herrera Boye at Washington Teller (Jaime Herrera Beutler).
Because Trump was involved in the January 6th uprising, everyone voted to impeach him.
Trump met with Hagerman last month when evaluating a pool of potential candidates, hoping that early support will help clear the ground and prevent crowded primaries that might benefit Cheney’s opportunities.
At least six other Republicans already have declared their election intentions. It is not clear if Trump’s announcement (originally reported on Politico), will lead to them being ousted.
These include Anthony Bouchard, the state senator whose campaign was disrupted by the news that his 14-year-old daughter became pregnant at 18 years old; Chuck Gray, the state representative and political radio commentator; Darling Smith, the lawyer who has links to the Christian Broadcasting Network, the conservative Family Research Council.
Hagerman was an early supporter of Cheney’s attempts to oust the popular US Senator Mike Enzi in 2013 and 2014. They have maintained contact, but it isn’t clear how close they are personally.
With 21% of the vote, she came in third in the six-aside Republican governor primaries. Former Treasury Secretary Mark Gordon won, followed by investor and Republican Donor Foster Fries, who received Trump’s support.
Hagerman was raised on a ranch in southeast Wyoming. She has a law and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming.
According to the mission statement of the New Civil Liberties Union she was listed as a senior lawyer for the New Civil Liberties Union. This Washington DC-based law firm aims to protect constitutional freedom from violations by administrative states.