(WatchDogReport.org) – Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) used to be widely respected in the GOP. She was so popular, she was the chair of the House Republican Conference. However, she lost a lot of respect when she spoke out against former President Donald Trump and supported the second impeachment trial. And now, she has paid dearly for her misdeeds.
On Wednesday, May 12, House Republicans voted to oust Cheney from her leadership role. She was the third most powerful conservative in the House, but now she’s nothing more than an average congresswoman. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for the vote to remove her after listening to his caucus. After the vote, Trump released a statement calling Cheney a “bitter, horrible human being.”
The party is now going to decide who will replace her. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is widely expected to replace her but some members want a real competition.
I voted a second time to remove Liz Cheney as the chair of the GOP.
And I stand alongside 74 million+ Trump supporters in opposing Cheney’s Trump derangement syndrome.
I’ve also asked @GOPLeader to delay the replacement vote.
There should be choices not predetermination.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 12, 2021
Republicans would like the caucus to hold a real vetting process so they can choose the best person to replace Cheney. McCarthy has not said how the process will proceed, yet.
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