A longtime aide of Donald Trump revealed that the former president’s priority for the 2022 midterm elections is to get Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) unseated.
A Washington Post article referenced Jason Miller, a Trump aide and spokesperson. In the article, he stated that unseating Cheney is one of the former president’s top priorities.
The said piece also referenced Miller when it comes to a strategic approach to looking for a challenger. It mentioned that the former president met in Florida with his advisers to talk about endorsements for 2022.
The article also mentioned that one of Trump’s top goal was to choose a candidate from an expanding Republican roster in Wyoming who are looking to challenge Cheney. Choosing one would make sure that the votes opposing Cheney would not be divided. The piece also mentioned that the former president’s adviser had already started making calls and meeting with possible candidates.
The former president has endorsed Rep Elise Stefanik (R-NY.), who is swiftly starting to become the favorite to replace the Wyoming representative on her seats in the House Committees.
Stefanik accepted the endorsement on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona defended his colleagues for wanting Cheney out of her seat as the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
Bigs said that the approach would mark a pushback against the Wyoming representative for her criticisms against the former president, as well as his policies and agenda.
Additionally, GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio doomed Cheney last weak as he revealed that Republican members have enough votes to unseat her.