Romney To Stump For Cheney At Fundraiser In March

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, will help raise money for U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney at a fundraiser in March, according to reports released Wednesday.

News outlet Reuters saw an invitation for a fundraiser being held March 14 at the home of Bobbie Kilberg, a Virginia Republican, that mentioned Romney.

Other guests stumping for Cheney at the event are to include Republican figures and critics of former President Donald Trump such as former Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, lobbyist Charlie Black, and former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney’s father.

Cheney has become an outspoken critic of Trump since the Jan. 6, 2021, invasion of the U.S. Capitol. She was one of the few Republicans to vote to impeach him on allegations he incited the invasion, a vote that cost her the position of House Conference chair.

Romney, a former presidential candidate, was the sole Republican in the Senate to vote to impeach Trump in 2020 on charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

Dick Cheney joined his daughter to commemorate the anniversary of the riot earlier this month and ripped into Republican Party members for their refusal to acknowledge how dangerous the day’s events truly were.

“The importance of Jan. 6 as an historic event cannot be overstated,” Dick Cheney said. “I was honored and proud to join my daughter on the House floor to recognize this anniversary, to commend the heroic actions of law enforcement of that day and reaffirm our dedication to the Constitution.

“I am deeply disappointed at the failure of many members of my party to recognize the grave nature of the Jan. 6 attacks and the ongoing threat to our nation,” the former vice president continued.

Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler did not immediately respond to Cowboy State Daily’s request for comment on Wednesday.

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