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After landing an endorsement from Occupy Democrats, vulnerable GOP Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney appears to have pulled another high-profile endorsement among left-wing ideologues: the Congressional Black Caucus.
In a “WARNING from Liz Cheney” sent out on Wednesday, the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee solicited donations with an email highlighting Cheney’s persistent antagonism of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.
“LISTEN to Liz Cheney XXXXXX,” read the subject line, leading subscribers to a petition page that requests money at the bottom.
“100,000 signatures needed: Agree with Liz Cheney and permanently ban Trump from holding office,” it reads.
It’s unclear whether Cheney is behind the ad or whether she even approved of her name being used to raise cash for left-wing Democrats.
Cheney’s campaign did not respond to The Federalists’ inquiries.
Not a single member of the caucus is a Republican. GOP Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, a conservative, black freshman in the House, was last year denied membership to the group, the senior members of which frequently flirt with antisemitism.
Cheney’s continual antagonism of Trump and the Republican base has made the Wyoming lawmaker a heroine among the left. Her own campaign coffers are well stuffed with blue-dollar donor money from the same financiers of the Lincoln Project. With more than $10 million raised, Cheney is well funded to compete against a competitive primary challenge from Trump-backed Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman.
According to a Federalist analysis of Cheney’s campaign finances, the at-large representative has raked in more money from her “constituents” in northern Virginia, where she spends much of her time, as opposed to those who first sent her to Congress in 2016.
The Wyoming congresswoman’s time as vice-chair of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 select committee to prosecute political dissidents has become a hallmark of Cheney’s tenure in the lower chamber. Now Cheney seeks statewide re-election where Trump won by a larger margin than any other state in the nation just a year and a half ago.
Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.