Tesla and SpaceX billionaire CEO Elon Musk attended a fundraising retreat in Wyoming hosted by Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy — Hours before Liz Cheney lost Tuesday's primary, Fox News learned.
The event was held at a resort in Teton Village near Jackson Hole. On the same day, long-time Republican leader Cheney lost toTrump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman.
A source told Fox News that McCarthy and Musk led the chat with supporters, Congressmen and Republican candidates.
The event was not released to the press.
National Republican A congressional committee fundraising event was held "virtually in Cheney's backyard," Business Insider reported.
The event comes as Musk has endorsed the Republican Party in recent months and has become more politically vocal on Twitter. I was. Musk is currently embroiled in a legal battle over his $44 billion deal to acquire thesocial media giant.
McCarthy publicly refused to confirm or deny Musk's attendance at the event. The Republican leader clarified that the event is open to "members, donors and candidates."
Musk and McCarthy share a unique relationship as his SpaceX operates out of Bakersfield, California, which is within the district McCarthy represents.
Musk previously said he donated to both parties and had voted Democratic. . He said he voted for Mayra Flores, who claimed her victory in a special election for Texas' 34th congressional district.
Musk also previously predicted a massive red wave coming in 2022, Florida Governor Ron He is leaning toward voting for DeSantis t.
On Tuesday night, just before the Wyoming withdrawal began, Musk tweeted that he was a "left half Republican and right half Democrat."
Former State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus posted a selfie with Musk Tuesday night. rice field. Thanks @elonmusk.
The exact location where the photo was taken is unknown.