House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wy.), one of 10 Republican congress members who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump in January, may be in danger once again of losing her role as the third-highest ranking Republican in the House.
Cheney angered Trump supporters with her impeachment vote, and the Wyoming GOP censured her over it in early February.
Cheney also survived a “no confidence” vote among House Republicans in February, in a 145-61 vote. Some had sought then to oust her as the Republican Conference chair, noting that she is anti-Trump, and therefore, not representative of the majority of conservative Republicans.
However, Cheney has continued to double down in her attacks against Trump, and did not invite him to speak at the recent Republican retreat in Orlando. At the same 3-day conference, Cheney told reporters she isn’t ruling out a run for president in 2024 herself, and prompted further outrage by saying that any candidates who questioned the 2020 election results should be disqualified.
Earlier in April, when asked if she would support Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee in 2024, Cheney defiantly declared, “I would not.”
Cheney also gave Joe Biden a friendly “fist bump” prior to his address last week to a joint session of Congress.
Trump, who has vowed to help Republicans take back the House and the Senate in 2022, released a statement on Monday, saying, “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, know as THE BIG LIE!”
Cheney fired back on Twitter, “The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”
The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, 2021
According to a Fox News report, the fight over Cheney is set to erupt once Congress returns in a week, as they are expected to hold another vote over whether to oust her as chairman of the House Republican Conference. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. is reportedly one of the congress members vying for the role.
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— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 4, 2021
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