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Politics Matt Gaetz, Critic of Liz Cheney After Impeachment, Says He's Not Seeking Her GOP Leadership Job

17:31  24 january  2021
17:31  24 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

GOP divided over Liz Cheney's future

  GOP divided over Liz Cheney's future Republicans are divided over the future of House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) after her vote Wednesday to impeach President Trump.Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) are circulating a petition that seeks to force Cheney out of her leadership role for her decision, which she called a "vote of conscience."They say her decision to announce her position a day before the vote gave Democrats talking points to go after Republicans.Cheney didn't take part in the floor debate, but she was mentioned repeatedly by Democratic Speakers.

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“ He ’ s a machine handsome and going places” says @realDonaldTrump #OpenGaetz. Order FIREBRAND! Why is Matt Gaetz going to Wyoming this week? To host an event denouncing Liz Cheney in her own state.

GOP Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz said he's not seeking Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney's leadership position, amid uproar among a number of Republicans over her recent vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.

Matt Gaetz sitting on a table: Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is shown above during a House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing with members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee on Capitol Hill on December 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. © Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images/Getty Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is shown above during a House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing with members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee on Capitol Hill on December 9, 2020 in Washington, DC.

"I do not want her job. I unequivocally am not seeking a position in House Leadership," said Gaetz in a Saturday tweet.

"I also know Wyoming can do better," he continued.

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The Florida representative is scheduled to hold an event on Thursday in Wyoming, Cheney's home state. It caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr. who said on Twitter Friday that he "can't join in person," but asked if he could "skype or call in."

Gaetz's tweet was in response to attorney Ron Filipkowski questioning the event.

"Why is Matt Gaetz going to Wyoming this week? To host an event denouncing Liz Cheney in her own state," asked Filipkowski on Saturday. "A GOP Congressman traveling out west to campaign against the #3 person in the House from his own party. Why?"

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"He wants her job. The GOP civil war continues," he added.

In a second tweet posted later Saturday, Gaetz urged his followers to call their representative and ask if they favor of removing Cheney.

"Call you member of Congress. Ask them if they're one of the people joining Representatives Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs and others in calling for the removal of Representative Liz Cheney as conference chair," said Gaetz.

"We can't have leaders who would rather let America decline than embrace the America First agenda," the Florida congressman continued.

Cheney, who holds the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, was one of 10 GOPers from the lower chamber who voted to impeach the former president.

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Liz Cheney of Wyoming are about the future of the Republican Party once President Donald Trump is longer in office. The fight over party identity, he says This reality makes Tuesday' s meeting, where at least seven Republican members -- Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Thomas Massie

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According to CBS News, more than 115 of the 211 House Republicans support Cheney's removal, including Representative Matt Rosendale of Montana and Andy Biggs of Arizona, among others.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also expressed concerns over Cheney's decision to break with Republican leadership and vote to impeach the former president, but also backed her.

"Look, I support her, but I also have concerns," McCarthy said to journalist Greta Van Susteren in an interview set to air on Sunday.

McCarthy added that Cheney would have to explain to House Republicans why she decided to join other GOP members in voting to impeach Trump for inciting the Capitol mob riot on January 6.

"She can have a difference of opinion, but one thing if we're going to lead within the conference, we should work together on that as a whole conference because we're representative of that conference," McCarthy said. "I do think she has a lot of questions she has to answer to the conference."

Newsweek reached out to Gaetz and Cheney's offices, but didn't hear back in time for publication.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, became the latest high-profile GOP elected official to defend Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming amid attacks from Donald Trump loyalists critical of her vote to impeach the former president last month. © Provided by CNN At left, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and, at right, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. "I believe @RepLizCheney is one of the strongest and most reliable conservative voices in the Republican Party.

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