With the 2022 Midterm elections quickly approaching and the 2024 Presidential election looming in the distance, the divide in the Republican Party is on full display.
It’s Trump’s conservative populism versus the corporate-minded country club Republicans, led by backers of George W. Bush.
And now, Bush is spending his own money to stake his claim on the Grand Old Party.
There has been no love lost between Donald Trump and George W. Bush.
Bush allies like Bill Crystal and Karl Rove have not been able to get over their loss of sway and influence in the Republican party ever since Trump got in the game.
Bush is known for staying quiet – even when the biased media were dishonestly attacking him during his Presidency – but now he’s letting his money do his talking for him.
The 43rd President of the United States has made maxed out contributions to, not one, but two Never-Trump candidates.
First up, Bush is laying out the big bucks to back Rep. Liz Cheney in her battle to keep her House seat in Wyoming.
The former President made two separate donations of $2,900 to Cheney in late October — the maximum contribution an individual can give a candidate’s campaign committee for both a primary and general election.
Of course, Cheney is the daughter of Bush’s Vice President, Dick Cheney.
She was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump last year in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, incident at the U.S. Capitol.
She’s also on the Jan. 6th Commission investigating Trump’s alleged connections to the few dozen drunk people who acted silly in the Capitol.
Former Florida Governor and Trump rival, Jeb Bush has also donated $3,000 to Cheney’s primary campaign.
One might excuse the Bushes for their donations to Cheney given their long-time relationship with her dad.
But, there’s no excuse for his next max gift.
Bush has stuffed Alaska RINO Sen. Lisa Murkowski campaign coffers with $2,900.
Murkowski is facing a primary challenge against Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka.
Murkowski was one of a half dozen of Republicans to vote to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial.
Out of those six, she’s the only one who is up for re-election in the 2022 Midterms.
The dollar amounts may be small, but the support of the Bush family comes with a lot more than simply a few thousand dollars.