45th President Trump has reportedly decided who he will throw his support behind to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. After Trump vetted multiple candidates considering launching congressional campaigns against the GOP incumbent he’s chosen to support attorney Harriet Hageman, according to a source close to Trump.
The Hill reports:
Trump’s allies and team pushed Hageman to run against Cheney, according to Politico, which first reported the developments on Trump’s expected endorsement, and are now pressuring the rest of the Republican field to coalesce around the attorney out of concern that a crowded primary race could split the anti-Cheney vote and hand the incumbent a victory.
Trump in recent days has endorsed challengers to sitting GOP lawmakers, including candidates taking on Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), both of whom were among the 10 House members to vote for his impeachment in January.
On Tuesday, Hageman stepped down from her post as national GOP committeewoman at the Republican National Convention.
“By censuring Rep. Liz Cheney we sent the strong message that we expect our elected officials to respect the views and values of the people who elected them. Accountability is key and I am proud of our party for demanding it,” Hageman wrote in her resignation letter, according to Politico.
According to the source, Trump has confirmed to Hageman he will be supporting her campaign and will be issuing an official statement of endorsement soon.