WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning behind closed doors, House Republicans ousted Liz Cheney from their leadership ranks. After continuing to voice anti-Trump rhetoric, Cheney was removed in a voice vote just about fifteen minutes after the meeting started. The vote is indicative of the growing tension within the House GOP.
Following this morning’s House Republican Conference meeting, Cheney took the opportunity to speak with reporters about her continued disapproval of the GOP’s support of former President Donald Trump.
“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language. We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution. And I think it is very important that we make sure whomever we elect is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution,” Cheney said.
In the past several months, House Republicans have taken issue with her comments about the party’s future and her inability to represent the party as a whole.
“When you’re in leadership, you represent the entire conference,” said Rep. Mike Simpson (R., Idaho). “You can have your own views, but eventually you got to remember you represent the entire conference and that’s been the challenge with her.”
Cheney noted that her removal from house leadership only further signifies how the Republican party is being “dragged” by the former lies of the president.
“I think that it is an indication of where the Republican Party is. I think that the party is in a place that we have got to bring it back from, and we’ve got to get back to a position where we are a party that can fight for conservative principles, that can fight for substance,” said Cheney. We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president.”
The former Chair of the House Republican Conference expressed how she is committed to moving the Republican party forward on the avenue of truth.
“We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the Constitution. And going forward, the nation needs it. The nation needs a strong Republican Party. The nation needs a party that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism,” said Cheney. “I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that that’s how this party goes forward. And I plan to lead the fight to do that.”
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