Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney could be on her way out from the GOP leadership in the coming weeks.
During an interview on Fox News, Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan doomed Cheney by revealing Republicans have the votes to remove her.
“You can’t have a Republican conference chair reciting Democrat talking points,” Jordan said.
“You can’t have a Republican conference chair taking a position that 90 percent of the party disagrees with, and you can’t have a Republican party chair consistently speaking out against the individual who 74 million Americans voted for,” Jordan added.
Jordan added that he was in favor of ousting Cheney “three months ago,” claiming that “you can’t be the conference chair when you consistently speak out against the leader of our party and you consistently speak out against the positions that the vast, vast, vast majority of our party and our country, I think, holds.”
Earlier this week, Arizona GOP Rep. Andy Biggs defended his colleagues for wanting Cheney removed as the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
Biggs insisted the approach would signal pushback against Cheney for her disparaging remarks about Donald Trump, his policies, and his agenda.
“By ousting her, what we’re saying is, we are repudiating your repudiation of the Trump policies and the Trump agenda and her attacks on the president,” he said.
“So, right now, John, if I were to say this, President Trump is the leader of the Republican Party. And when she’s out there attacking him, she’s attacking the leader of the Republican Party, and she’s attacking those of us who supported President Trump. She’s attacking the base of the Republican Party, which supports President Trump. That is really the nub of this issue,” Biggs said.
“They’re still supportive of President Trump,” Biggs added.
He concluded: “All the polling indicates that President Trump is still the titleholder. She can tell what her vision of the truth is, but she can’t do it as the leader of the Republican Party in Congress. And that’s what she was trying to do. And if she wants to say what she wants to say once she leaves, that’s great. If she has those opinions, that’s her business. That’s up to her — between her and her constituency. But when you take it out, and you’re acting as the person over all the Republicans in Congress, guess what? You have got to eat some of what your own personal feelings are for what 90% of our conference believes, and actually higher than 90%.”
Trump has endorsed New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, who is quickly becoming the favorite to replace Cheney on her House Committee seats.
“Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership,” Trump said. “We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement and prioritize the values of America First. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!”
Stefanik responded on Twitter with her acceptance of the endorsement.
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) May 5, 2021
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