Last Updated on June 5, 2024

Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole has spent thousands of dollars against President Trump leading up to the 2024 Presidential Election, making personal donations to both Nikki Haley and Mike Pence while using his PAC to fund turncoat Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who collaborated with Democrat impeachment efforts.

Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4), who currently serves as the GOP’s House Appropriations Committee Chairman, has made several personal donations, officially known as individual contributions, to anti-Trump candidates and PACs, including to Nikki Haley and her Stand for America PAC, as well as Mike Pence and his Great America Committee PAC.

The Haley campaign reports that it received at least $250 from Cole, while Haley’s Stand for America PAC received $850.

Mike Pence also received $450 worth of individual contributions from Cole, and his Great America Committee PAC got $250.

Haley and Pence aren’t the only former Trump Administration members, who’ve since turned on the former President to pursue their own ambitions, to whom Cole has donated, having also sent $500 to Mike Pompeo’s Champion American Values PAC when Pompeo was considering a 2024 run of his own.

Tom Cole Donations
Rep. Tom Cole has repeatedly donated to the Never Trump political interests and campaigns. Some of his donations to campaigns and PACs affiliated with Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pompeo can be seen above. Cole even donated to Mike Pence months AFTER Pence had dropped out of the 2024 race.

Moreover, COLE PAC which, as the name suggests, is affiliated with Rep. Tom Cole, donated thousands of dollars to Maine Senator Susan Collins as recently as March of this year – the same month Collins officially announced her refusal to support Trump’s 2024 campaign.

Collins was one of just seven Republicans who voted to convict President Trump on an impeachment charge of inciting an insurrection that came after the January 6th protests, despite Trump having already left office by the time the Senate got around to voting.

Tom Cole's PAC Donates to Susan Collins
Rep. Tom Cole’s COLE PAC donated $5,000 to Susan Collins the same month she officially announced her opposition to 45th President Trump’s 2024 campaign. – SOURCE: FEC Records

Cole, who’s been in Washington for over 20 years, has been described by Democrat former Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as his “favorite Republican” and Schiff has gone on the record to say that he’s “always thought the world of Tom Cole.”

For his part in the legislative bromance, Cole was one of just a handful of Republicans to vote against censuring Adam Schiff over his proven-false “Russian collusion” allegations against President Trump, and Cole says that he “admires” Schiff as “a great member of the House.”