Could We Soon See Liz Cheney Gone from Leadership?
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is the chair of the House Republican Conference and the third-highest ranking Republican in the U.S. House, has found herself in the news quite a bit lately. Matt reported last week that she said she thinks she may even run for president in 2024, after being particularly vocal in impeaching Trump the second time around, while she continues to trash him to this day. Well, Republican leaders have had enough of her, and may even be willing to push her out, according to Axios.
On Saturday, Jonathan Swan, Glen Johnson, and Alayna Treene reported, “Scoop: GOP leaders threaten Cheney ouster.” Honestly, it sounds like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the highest and second-highest ranking Republicans in the House, respectively, have been fed up with her for some time.
Perhaps Cheney’s most vocal opponent, for the time being, is Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), chairman of the Republican Study Committee. He called the congresswoman out for the “unwelcome distraction” that she is:
For what it’s worth, Cheney called a memo Rep. Banks wrote “neo-Marxist.” I thought she hated that kind of name-calling which came from Trump, though?
Now, Rep. Cheney did hold onto her leadership role pretty handily, with a healthy margin in a secret ballot of 145-61. This chatter may just be another warning to “come on now, cut it out.” But seriously, Liz Cheney, cut it out.
It’s been a weekend for RINOs in the news, actually. As I covered last night, Sen. Mitt Romney was booed during the Utah GOP convention, though a resolution to censure him ultimately failed.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said during her “State of the Union” appearance that she was “appalled” to see Romney booed. She also called Rep. Cheney “a woman of strength and conscience. And she did what she felt was right and I salute her for that. We need to be accepting of differences in our party. We don’t want to become like too much of the Democratic Party, which has been taken over by the progressive Left.”
Like Cheney, Representative Susan Collins forget that they are not there due to a common cause; rather, they are there to represent the will of the people that elected them.
Cheney did not do what was right; she did what she wanted because, unlike her constituents, she had a personal vendetta against Trump; she voted on these grounds.
Cheney, like Romney, will not make it past the primaries in the next election, and thankfully so, they and others have forgotten, they don’t serve their own interests. They represent the people who voted for them; the loss of attention to this is what will cost them their seats.
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