Liz Cheney May Have Violated Rules During Concession Speech

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) may have violated Federal Election Commission rules during her concession speech Tuesday.

  • Jan. 6 Committee member Liz Cheney may have broken election rules during her concession speech due to a favor she apparently received from a former TV executive.
  • Cheney’s speech was filmed by James Goldston, the former ABC News president who was also an advisor for the January 6 Committee.
  • It was reported that Goldston filmed Cheney as a favor and that his contribution was an in-kind donation, which was estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars, Breitbart reported.
  • According to Federal Election Commission rules, an in-kind contribution “counts against the contribution limit as a gift of money does,” and must be reported.
  • Due to the monetary amount of the services Goldston gifted, it is likely the limit of $2,900 per cycle was far exceeded.

“No House seat, no office in this land, is more important than the principles that we are all sworn to protect. And I well understood the potential political consequences of abiding by my duty,” Cheney said.

  • Cheney has been scrutinized the past year, primarily for her involvement in voting to create House Speaker Nany Pelosi’s (D-CA) partisan January 6 Committee.
  • The Wyoming congresswoman was one of two Republicans to side with Pelosi, who appointed her vice chairwoman of the committee.
  • Cheney was defeated Tuesday by the Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, who has said the representative’s alliance with the establishment uniparty has politically damaged her. “Liz Cheney has lost Wyoming. Liz Cheney doesn’t live in Wyoming. She doesn’t represent us,” Hageman told Breitbart. “She doesn’t represent our values.”