Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) leadership PAC, the Bluegrass Committee, made a contribution to House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY), the highest-ranking House Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
Rob Pyers, research director for the campaign information source California Target Book, highlighted the donation Friday to Cheney, which was one of only two donations the PAC made in January. The other contribution was to the $105,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).
Mitch McConnell’s leadership PAC made two contributions in January–$105,000 to the NRSC, and $5,000 to Liz Cheney. https://t.co/R0MdCvrY1P
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) February 19, 2021
McConnell’s contribution to Cheney comes as the Wyoming Republican continues to face backlash for her vote to impeach Trump over the deadly January 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Despite drawing ire from conservatives, House Republicans voted on February 3 for Cheney to keep her position as GOP conference chair. Before the
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