Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, attended a fundraiser retreat in Wyoming that was hosted by Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy — hours before Liz Cheney was defeated in Tuesday’s primary, Fox News has learned.
The event was held at a resort in Teton Village, near Jackson Hole, on the identical day Cheney, the longtime Republican representative, lost to Trump-backed nominee Harriet Hageman.
A source told Fox News that McCarthy and Musk led a hearth chat with supporters, House members and Republican candidates.
The event was closed to the press.
The event comes as Elon Musk has embraced the Republican Party in recent months and has turn into more politically vocal over Twitter. Getty Images
The National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising event was hosted “practically in Cheney’s backyard,” Business Insider reported.
The event comes as Musk has embraced the Republican Party in recent months and has turn into more politically vocal over Twitter. Musk is currently embroiled in a legal battle over his $44 billion deal to buy the social media giant.
Publicly, McCarthy refused to substantiate or deny Musk’s attendance on the event. The Republican leader clarified that the event was open for “members, donors and candidates.”
Musk and McCarthy share a novel relationship as SpaceX conducts operations in Bakersfield, Calif., which falls inside the district McCarthy represents.
Previously, Musk has donated to each parties and has previously said he has voted for Democrats. Earlier this yr, Musk revealed that he voted for a Republican candidate for the primary time ever. He said he solid a ballot for Mayra Flores who claimed victory within the special election for Texas’ thirty fourth Congressional District.
Musk also also previously predicted an enormous red wave is coming in 2022 and suggested he’s leaning toward voting for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president, should he determine to run in 2024.
On Tuesday evening, just before the Wyoming retreat was set to start, Musk tweeted that he was a supporter of “the left half of the Republican Party and the proper half of the Democratic Party.”
Musk and Kevin McCarthy share a novel relationship as SpaceX conducts operations in Bakersfield, Calif., which falls inside the district McCarthy represents. Ron Adar / M10s / MEGA
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney lost a primary election to Trump-backed Republican nominee Harriet Hageman.AP
Former Department of State spokesperson Morgan Ortagus posted a selfie with Musk on Tuesday night. She captioned it, “Bucket list #selfie. Thanks @elonmusk.”
It’s unclear exactly where the image was taken.