By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Details are being finalized for a visit to Wyoming by former President Donald Trump, the Wyoming Republican Party announced Monday.
In a fundraising email sent Monday, state Republican Party chairman Frank Eathorne said Trump had committed to visiting Wyoming “in the next few months.”
“The President’s arrival comes at a time when more than ever, Republican members must be united,” Eathorne said in the email. “Selfish swampy insiders are trying to divide Wyoming Republicans and get us to abandon our conservative values.”
Wyoming Republican Party chairwoman Kathy Russell confirmed that Trump would be visiting, but said exact details on where or when the former president would appear were not yet availailable.
“Details are being firmed up but we will get word out as soon as possible,” she said.
Trump has endorsed congressional candidate Harriet Hageman in her campaign against U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in the Republican primary for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat. He has also been vocal about his dislike for Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump last year following the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Prior to her impeachment vote, Cheney voted with Trump on more than 90% of the issues facing Congress.
Trump has also expressed interest in the workings of the Wyoming Legislature during this legislative session, putting his support behind a bill that would prevent voters from changing their political party affiliation in an effort to change the outcome of primary elections.
“This critically important bill ensures that the voters in each party will separately choose their nominees for the General Election, which is how it should be! It makes total sense that only Democrats vote in the Democrat primary and only Republicans vote in the Republican primary,” he said. “This bill has my Complete and Total Endorsement and Support. Every Member of the Wyoming Senate should vote for SF0097. Thank you!”
Trump has floated the possibility of running for president again in time for the 2024 presidential election, but has not officially declared his intent.