Top Republicans Prepare to Oust Rep. Liz Cheney from Leadership Role over Anti-Trump Comments

HeadlineMay 06, 2021

The number two Republican in the House of Representatives is calling for the ouster of Congressmember Liz Cheney from her leadership role, after she joined a handful of Republicans in voting to impeach President Trump earlier this year. Minority Whip Steve Scalise on Wednesday backed New York’s Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney as House Republican Conference chair. Cheney fired back, writing in today’s Washington Post, “While embracing or ignoring Trump’s statements might seem attractive to some for fundraising and political purposes, that approach will do profound long-term damage to our party and our country.”

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