(FreedomBeacon.com)- George W. Bush only made two political contributions in 2021, but all of the money he gave out went to Republicans that supported impeaching former President Donald Trump.
On Monday, campaign finance reports were made public, and they revealed that Bush donated to the re-election campaigns of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney. Both of these GOPers have been staunch critics of Trump for a while now.
Not only is Cheney one of the 10 Republicans members of the House that voted to impeach Trump, she is one of only two Republicans serving on the House select committee that is investigating the incidents of January 6, 2021. In fact, she is the vice-chair of that committee.
Murkowski has been very outspoken about her dislike of Trump, and is one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump during his second impeachment trial.
In fact, Murkowski even called for Trump to resign following the attacks of January 6 of last year. At the time, she said:
“I want him out. He has caused enough damage.”
According to data made public by the Federal Election Commission, Bush, a former president himself, donated $5,800 in October to Cheney’s campaign. That’s the second time that Bush has donated to Cheney’s campaign.
The former president has a close relationship with Cheney, as her father — Dick Cheney — served as vice president for the Bush White House for eight years.
Bush’s contribution to Murkowski’s campaign totaled $2,900, and that also occurred in October. It was the first time Bush had donated to her campaign.
Murkowski is likely to be embroiled in a heated primary campaign just to win the right to run for re-election in Alaska. Trump has already backed one of her challengers, and is doing everything he can to oust her from the position.
The FEC filings that have been released thus far show that these are the only two political contributions Bush made during 2021. Over the last five years, he has made various political contributions. Many of those went to Republicans who were running for various offices in Texas, which is his home state.
By now, it’s apparent that Bush doesn’t approve of the job that Trump did while in office. However, he hasn’t been extremely clear in saying that — at least in public.
In the past, Bush has said he doesn’t believe it would serve America well for a former president to criticize one of his successors. He has, however, criticized the Trump administration in the past.
He has also made veiled references to the Trump administration. On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Bush told a crowd in Shanksville, Pennsylvania that he was “proud to lead an amazing, resilient, united people. When it comes to the unity of America, those days seem distant from our own.”