Cheney seeks to cool tensions with House conservatives

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) at a Monday meeting with the House Freedom Caucus committed that she will not donate to an incumbent’s primary rival going forward, seeing to diffuse lingering tensions with conservatives.

Cheney discussed the need to unify the party ahead of the 2022 midterms during the meeting, which was also attended by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). All three laid out their case to remain in the House GOP’s leaders. House Republicans voted to keep the team on Tuesday.

Three sources in the room said Cheney’s commitment to not offer financial support to an incumbent’s challenger was a vow that would ease concerns among conservative lawmakers.