Former President George W. Bush donated to the campaigns of two Republicans who supported former President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Politico reports.
Bush donated the maximum of $5,800 to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, last October, according to campaign finance reports.
Cheney has been one of Trump’s top targets in the GOP after she supported his impeachment and later joined the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot.
Cheney has grown a new fanbase on the left, however, which helped propel her to $1.9 million in donations in the final three months of 2021.
Cheney now has more than $4.7 million in cash on hand.
Bush previously donated to Cheney in 2016.
Bush also donated the maximum of $2,900 to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s primary campaign.
Murkowski, who voted to convict Trump during his impeachment trial, has drawn a lot of ire from Trump.
Murkowski raised $1.2 million in the final quarter of 2021.
She has $4.2 million in cash on hand.
It was the first time Bush has donated to Murkowski.
Races heat up:
Cheney faces a raft of Republican challengers in her upcoming primary, but she has outraised her opponents by a lot.
Trump threw his endorsement behind Harriet Hageman, a former Cheney ally. Hageman raised about $443,000 in the final quarter of 2021.
Murkowski is facing Kelly Tshibaka. Thibaka did not file a quarterly report but reported raising $1.8 million through nine months in 2021.
By comparison, Murkowski raised about $6 million over all four quarters.