House Republicans just voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her position as Conference Chair. It was the result of a closed-door meeting that happened earlier this morning.
But Cheney, who’s been under fire from GOP leaders after voting to impeach President Donald Trump, isn’t about to retract any statements: she still says Trump helped incite the Jan. 6 riots.
Trump, however, just fired back with a blistering response.
Just minutes after Cheney was ousted, she said she remained 100 percent against Trump, and will everything she can “to ensure the former President never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”
Rumors have been swirling about the possibility of Trump running again in 2024. And he clearly has a political enemy in Cheney.
As usual, though, the former Commander-in-Chief isn’t about to let this slide. He had a few choice words for the freshly fired Cheney, and they might reflect the feelings of many Republicans.
Here’s his statement (via Fox News):
Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being.
I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our country.
She is a talking point for Democrats.
Trump doesn’t pull any punches here, but he isn’t the only top Republican to come down hard on Cheney.
Many GOP leaders have distanced themselves from the so-called “RINO” in 2021. Some called for her censure in her home state, while others kept pushing for her removal.
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) said it’s been clear for some time that Cheney “is unfit for any leadership role in the Republican Party.” He added:
Conservatives tried to fix the problem in February, but weren’t listened to. Even so, I’m glad we’ve recognized this reality as a conference.
Turning the page on her disastrous tenure will allow House Republicans to focus our messaging on fighting the Pelosi/Biden agenda.
Republicans weren’t merely unhappy with Cheney’s refusal to back then-President Trump in January.
They’ve also become increasingly disappointed in the Wyoming representative’s unwillingness to push back against the Democrat-controlled White House, and many liberal policies.
Cheney’s removal from the No. 3 leadership spot in the House leaves the position vacant for now, though it might be filled by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
For a while, it looked like Stefanik was a lock but there’s been some hesitation on the part of some House Republicans. An election for Cheney’s replacement is coming up soon, though.
But no matter what happens, it seems clear that Cheney and Trump will remain at odds for a long time. And we’ll have to see if Cheney takes strides to stop Trump if he decides to run again.
- Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her Conference Chair position.
- Cheney refused to back down and promised to stop Donald Trump from ever getting into the Oval Office again.
- Trump fired back, calling Cheney a “bitter, horrible human being” and “a talking point for Democrats.”