AIPAC PAC to back Liz Cheney despite her criticism of endorsements

Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
"AIPAC PAC is proud to support Liz Cheney," the PAC said Friday on Twitter. "We deeply appreciate her strong and unwavering support for the US-Israel relationship during her entire career in public service."

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AIPAC last week announced that it was backing candidates of both parties in a majority of the races nationwide, 326 out of 435 House elections and 34 Senate elections taking place in November.

Cheney was not among them. Her omission raised eyebrows because she has been a prominent pro-Israel figure since her days during the George W. Bush administration when her father was vice president and she was a senior Middle East official in the State Department.

But Cheney is also shunned by much of her party because of her role as co-chair of a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump seeking to disrupt the certification of Biden's election. (Trump is backing her primary opponent.)

She had been among those who criticized the PAC for including among its first batch of endorsees dozens of Republicans who voted not to certify Biden after a deadly insurrection spurred by former President Donald Trump's false claims that he...

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