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Fractures in GOP on display as Liz Cheney faces criticism
House Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney is once again facing the ire of her colleagues and GOP voters, laying bare the ongoing and internal divisions within the GOP about how Republicans should move forward in the wake of former President Donald Trump. © Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) attends a congressional tribute to the late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who lies in honor in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on February 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Officer Sicknick died as a result of injuries he sustained during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
House Minority Leaderadmitted some members of his party do not believe , the party conference chair, can do her job effectively amid her ongoing and public feud with former President Donald Trump.
McCarthy revealed the admission in a Tuesday morning interview on Fox News after Trump and Cheney exchanged sharp jabs at one another in recent days.
"I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message," McCarthy said. "We all need to be working as one if we're able to win the majority. Remember, majorities are not given, they are earned."
Liz Cheney Ramps Up Attack After Donald Trump Fires Back: Their Latest Feud Explained
Cheney has long criticized Trump, but on Monday she accused Trump of "poisoning our democratic system." In response, Trump has struck out against her chances for re-election.Their latest feud began when Trump released a press statement on Monday proclaiming, "The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!"
He also claimed that her diminished support within the party does not stem from her vote to impeach Trump a second time for his role in the Capitol riot, rather, they're "more concerned about the job ability to do and what’s our best step forward that we can all work together instead of attacking one another."
Cheney was the highest ranking of the tenwho voted to impeach Trump a second time for his role in the Capitol riot.
McCarthy's comments come a day after the former commander-in-chief tried to"The Big Lie," a line which many critics of Trump have used to dub the fallout of post-presidential election unproven conspiracy theories and legal challenges.
"The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!" Trump said on Monday.
Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama
House Republicans have a gender problem, and it is increasingly an issue as the drama around Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) engulfs the conference.Republicans are actively plotting Cheney's ouster as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference over her repeated criticisms of former President Trump, but doing so would remove the only woman on Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) leadership team.It's an awkward reality for a party vying to win back female suburban voters in next year's midterm elections, at a time when there are less than three-dozen women in the 212-strong GOP conference.
Cheney pushed back less than an hour later saying, "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."
During the House Republicans retreat in Orlando, Florida, last month Cheney said.
Though Cheneythe attempt to oust her from leadership in February, her continued criticism of Trump has irked members of her own party and appeared put her job security as the third ranking Republican in peril as well.
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Liz Cheney Has Only Herself to Blame .
The representative from Wyoming is taking a stand against an authoritarian streak in the Republican Party that she helped cultivate.Cheney’s transgression? She has continued to insist, truthfully, that former President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election are false, after having voted to impeach him in March for inciting a mob that stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the result.