The House Republicans removed Wyoming’s Liz Cheney as convention chair to retaliate her without any criticism of former President Donald Trump, her false claims of stolen elections, her role in the January 6 riots, and her future in the Republican Party.
“I will do everything I can to make sure that the former president is not anywhere near the Oval Office again,” Cheney told reporters after his oyster Liz Cheney.
The move marked the second time this year that Chinmay faced a vote from his fellow House Republicans to remove him from his leadership position. But this time, he did not have the support of top Republicans like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who openly supports a candidate to suppress him.
Cheney’s removal was widely expected, possibly indicating the end of his rise in the Republican Party – an ascent that began shortly after the 2016 election to the House. Cheney was among the most conservative members of Congress: he saw traditional views on foreign policy and national security, economy, and social issues. But Trump’s presidency, his criticism of the president, and his vote to bring him impeachment turned his party against him.
Even after Wednesday’s vote, Cheney appeared indisputably, telling reporters that the nation needed a strong GOP – and he plans to lead it.
“The nation needs a party that is based on the fundamental principles of conservatism, and I am committed and dedicated to ensuring how this party moves forward, and I plan to lead the scheme,” he said. said. Cheney plans to run for a reunion in 2022.
But first, he will have to struggle for his role in the party. McCarthy, who helped Cheney vote in February to oust him from the House GOP leadership, sent a letter on Monday announcing the Republic to vote on Cheney’s position at a conference on Wednesday.
“If we succeed in stopping the radical Democrat agenda of destroying our country, these internal conflicts need to be resolved so as not to detract from the efforts of our collective team”. “A lot of you have heard in recent times, it is clear that we need to make a change.”
The “internal conflict” he references stems from Trump’s repeated false statements that the 2020 election was rigged against him, as well as the former president’s role in the Capitol Rebellion on 6 January.
In Tuesday night’s remarks on the House floor, Cheney accused Trump of pointing out a deadly rebellion.
“Today, we face a threat that America has never seen before: a former president who violently attacked this capital, in an attempt to steal the election, to reimagine his aggressive attempt to convince Americans Started that the election was stolen from them, ”Cheney said.
“She risks inciting further violence,” she continued. “Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. He has only heard his words, but not the truth, as he continues to tame our democratic process, sowing seeds of doubt about whether democracy is really Works.”
Cheney said: “I will not sit silent and watch silently, while others lead our party that bypasses the rule of law and joins the ex-president’s crusade to weaken our democracy.”
Trump rejoiced over Liz Cheney’s expulsion and issued a statement Wednesday morning saying that House Republicans had “a brilliant way of ridding themselves of a poor leader, a prominent Democrat talking point, a warmonger, and a person with absolutely no personality or heart.” have the opportunity!”
Hours later, he issued another statement after the vote, describing Cheney as “a bitter, terrible human being.”
He has no place in the party’s present or future, publicly arguing that Cheney has been consistently ahead of Trump in his criticism of Cheney. This is with a majority of House Republicans, including McCarthy, counting on Trump’s support to help him win back the House next year.
Republicans argue that Cheney’s position on the former president excludes him from the GOP convention, which serves to destabilize the party’s message.
Trump’s aide Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Successfully put it on when he told Fox’s Sean Hannity that “those trying to erase [Trump] are going to disappear.”
Cheney acknowledged the trauma in a recent op-ed by The Washington Post but argued that loyalty to the Constitution and democracy deserved any political consequences he might face.
McCarthy is publicly supporting Rep. Elyse Stefanik of New York for playing Cheney’s leadership role.
Stefanik is a liberal-loyalist to Trump who became a national star during Trump’s first impeachment hearing. She joined 138 House Republicans to object to the Count of Electoral College in Pennsylvania and has the support of Trump.
It is not clear when Stefanik will vote
“I think an intentional effort will keep the conference well and everyone involved,” Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La, conference vice president, told reporters Wednesday morning. “I don’t think we should make such an important decision.”
Despite some criticism on his more liberal voting record among Republicans, Stefanik receives substantial support from prominent conservatives to secure a leadership position.