Representative Liz Cheney
Eight Republicans who voted in favor of former US President Donald Trumpís impeachment or conviction last year have outpaced their rivals in the fundraising haul as they are going to face voters in the mid-term elections.
According to the latest Federal Election Commission filings, Representative Liz Cheney is at the top of the list by collecting nearly $6.5 million last year.
This comes as Harriet Hageman, Cheneyís rival in Wyoming who enjoys Trumpís full support, has reported her total for 2021 nearly $745,000.
Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), Tom Rice (R-S.C) are the other representatives that have out-raised their Trump-backed rivals.
Meanwhile, on the Senate side, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) brought in more than double ($5.4 million) of what Kelly Tshibaka raised in the money race.
Over the past months, Trump has made his best efforts to eliminate those lawmakers who backed his impeachment or conviction last year.
Cheney is one of these figures who is also serving on the House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6 incidents.
The Wyoming congresswoman is also one of the few Republicans who maintain that Trump himself was personally involved in planning, execution of the Jan. 6 protest.
On January 6, 2021, Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol while lawmakers were in the process of reviewing the certification of state electors which indicated Bidenís victory. Some Trump supporters had hoped that this process could have resulted in some of the electors being disqualified, thus overturning the outcome of the presidential election.
It is claimed by some that the demonstrators were infiltrated and incited by provocateurs from US intelligence agencies.
Some among the crowd clashed with police, and some made threats to beat up a number of Democratic lawmakers. Some also inflicted damage on parts of the Capitol building.