Marjorie Taylor Greene’s caucus visits Liz Cheney’s backyard
During a week when the top-rated prime-time show on the country’s main conservative cable news network was broadcasting propaganda from Hungary’s strictly anti-liberal government, the Republican Party’s most outspoken right-wing populists organized a fundraiser in the backyard of the GOP’s main critic of the party leadership.
Fundraising of $ 2,000 / couple – hosted by Peter and Stephanie Lamelas, Dan and Carleen Brophy, and Jay and Karen Kemmerer, owners of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – featured Conservative U.S. Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jim Jordan, and the former chief of staff of the White House Mark Meadows.
That this group of Republicans is organizing a fundraiser to strengthen the power of the faction of the party most inclined to follow the former president into rabbit holes conspiring to selfish lies is hardly surprising. What is a little daring is that they did it in the home state of Liz Cheney, the GOP member of the House who has been the most uncompromising and outspoken critic of this faction. .
Cheney upset many in his party by refusing to “move on” after the January 6 uprising. She initially voted to remove the former president for his role in inciting the events of that day. Most recently, she agreed to serve on the House select committee investigating the deadly attack on the United States Capitol after Jordan and his fellow Indiana representative, Jim Banks, were banned from served by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, thus helping to maintain the bipartisan committee. And between these events, she has been a constant gadfly, speaking out almost daily about disturbing anti-democratic tendencies in her party.
This makes Cheney quite popular among the declining ranks of Never Trump Republicans as well as among the many centrist liberals in the mainstream media. But Cheney’s positions have also left her politically vulnerable in her home country, where she is likely to face a powerful main challenge from the right in 2022.
By staging an expensive fundraiser in Cheney’s home state, the GOP faction aiming to bring down her fired their first round of high-powered artillery in her direction.