Republicans said Cheney’s removal was ultimately tied not to her opposition to Trump, but rather her decision to use her leadership post to criticize the former president, both before the election and after.
Cheney said: ‘I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again, is anywhere near the Oval Office’
Statement from Donald Trump:
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, whether that means the Border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy. She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country’s history. I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!
With Cheney out, Republicans will have to replace her as GOP Conference Chair, the Number Three leadership position.
Rep. Elise Stefanik is the frontrunner for the job but is facing questions about her conservative credentials. She will meet with the House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday to reassure the right-wing of the party. The vote to fill Cheney’s former position will take place on Friday but could be pushed into next week as several GOP lawmakers said they would like to speak to Stefanik before the leadership election.
Cheney says she will do everything she can to make sure Trump doesnt get anywhere near the Oval Office.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 12, 2021