According to campaign finance reports filed Monday, former President George W. Bush contributed to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) reelection campaigns at the end of 2021, backing the two Republican traitors who supported impeaching Donald Trump a year ago.
New disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission said Bush gave Cheney $5,800 on October 28 for both the general and primary elections. On December 31, he also gave Murkowski $2,900 for her primary. The FEC sets limits on political contributions.
Cheney earned $1.9 million in the last quarter of 2021, setting a personal record, and her campaign account now has more than $4.7 million in cash on hand, according to campaign finance reports.
According to FEC filings reported on by Politico:
Bush has a long history of donating to Republican candidates through the years. He previously contributed to Cheney in 2016, but he had made no additional payments to the Republican presidential candidate in 2021 until October.
The Bush Foundation paid Murkowski $2,900 on December 31, 2021, in support of her primary campaign against Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka, a former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration. Person donations to a primary candidate are limited to a total of $2,900 per individual.
Murkowski earned $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, leaving her with $4.2 million in cash on hand at the end of the year. According to Politico, the gift in December marked “the first time Bush has given to the Alaska senator, according to FEC records.”
On other hand, Trump endorsed Republican Kelly Tshibaka, a former state commissioner, against Murkowski in the Senate race. Tshibaka is also one of the Republican candidates joining Trump’s call to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from his leadership position.
Both Wyoming and Alaska’s primaries are on Aug. 16.
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Since leaving the presidency, Bush has remained mostly out of the political battle. However, in recent years, Bush has made a few subtle jabs at President Donald Trump. On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush delivered a speech that many saw as a warning against Trumpism and a condemnation of the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2017.
According to Bush, who spoke at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, “there is very little cultural connection between violent extremists overseas and violent extremists at home.” In their contempt for pluralism, in their indifference for human life, and in their resolve to desecrate national symbols, they are all offspring of the same evil spirit, ” says the author. “It is our ongoing responsibility to face these individuals.”
Trump slammed Bush’s statements, claiming he “lectures us that terrorists on the ‘right’ are a greater threat than terrorists from foreign nations who detest America.” “He shouldn’t be teaching anybody!” says the author.