Donald Trump supporters are more than willing to use force to get their way. This became apparent when a mob of Trump fans rioted the Capitol building on January 6th.
And that means that opponents of the former president, whether Democrats or Republicans, must take their security seriously. Liz Cheney, former Chair of the House Republican Conference of Representatives, recently became the face of the anti-Trump movement. And, according to a new report from The Hill, she paid a lot of money to stay safe.
Jordan Williams writes: “Wyoming’s general agent paid $ 58,500 for security from late January to early March. Of that money, Cheney paid $ 22,500 to security firm Command Executive Services about two weeks after their impeachment vote. The rest of the money was spent on three former intelligence agents. “
However, the extra money that was spent certainly didn’t stop Cheney from attacking the former president. She recently told Fox News, “I think the question is what kind of party are we going to have. I think it is very important for us to be a party based on the truth. I think it is important for us to understand the threat posed by the claims made by the former president. The threat continues. “
Cheney isn’t the only Republican to have voted for impeachment against Trump to expand his security detail. Pat Toomey has paid $ 70,000 and Mitt Romney $ 43,000 since his election.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.