Politics Kevin McCarthy Seems to Suggest Liz Cheney Is Toast: She’s Not ‘Carrying Out the Message’
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Is Cheney's dissent conviction or calculation?This metamorphosis—lampooned as “strange new respect” by journalist Tom Bethell in 1992 as the liberal journalist’s instinct to overpraise any leftward gesture by a right-wing politician—can be accomplished any number of ways. In Romney’s case, he achieved his strange new respect in 2020, when he cast his ballot to impeach President Donald Trump. John Bolton won his by publishing a show-and-tell about working for the Trump administration, 2020’s The Room Where It Happened.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Tuesday that House Republicans have expressed concerns with Rep. Liz Cheney’s role in GOP leadership, suggesting the Wyoming lawmaker’s days are numbered as the party’s third-ranking member.
Havingto her leadership post in February, Cheney has within the GOP caucus over her criticism of former President Donald Trump. She was one of just ten House Republicans to vote to impeach the former president over his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Allies of GOP leader vow to oust Liz Cheney
Top allies of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are vowing to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), one of the harshest critics of former President Trump in either party, from her leadership post by the end of the month.They argue that the No. 3 Republican has repeatedly contradicted McCarthy and his team, undermining the party's message and its efforts to take back the House majority in next year's midterm elections."There is no wayThey argue that the No. 3 Republican has repeatedly contradicted McCarthy and his team, undermining the party's message and its efforts to take back the House majority in next year's midterm elections.
In recent days, the calls for Cheney to be removed as House Republican Conference Chairas she has stood up to Trump’s continued lies about his election loss. Besides she that the party “can’t embrace the notion the election is stolen” as it is “poison in the bloodstream of our democracy.”
During an appearance on Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning, McCarthy was asked by co-host Steve Doocy about House Republicans vowing to get rid of Cheney over her impeachment vote. While insisting there was “no concern” over that, McCarthy still seemed to indicate that Cheney may be toast.
“I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message,” McCarthy declared. “We all need to be working as one, if we’re able to win the majority.”
Liz Cheney Reportedly Not Campaigning to Keep GOP Leadership Post Amid Elise Stefanik's Rise
Cheney continues to be critical of former President Donald Trump's false claim of election fraud and his role in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, despite pressure from party leaders and Trump allies in Congress. A closed-door showdown vote by House Republicans on her fate and her replacement is possible next week, according to the Associated Press.According to House GOP aides, Cheney is making little effort to garner support for herself by calling colleagues or enlisting others to lobby on her behalf."Liz will have more to say in the coming days.
Adding that the message going forward is that “majorities are not given, they are earned,” the Republican leader said the members aren’t “concerned” about her impeachment vote but instead are worried about “what's our best step forward that we could all work together instead of attacking one another.”
In response to McCarthy’s comments on Fox, Cheney's comms team revealed that the congresswoman wasn’t backing down from her position.
“This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on Jan 6,”“Liz will not do that. That is the issue.”
Notably, McCarthy went on Trump’s favorite morning program to deliver this unsubtle message to Cheney that fealty to the former president and embracing his false election claims is the current path forward for the Republican Party.
Prior to McCarthy’s appearance on Fox & Friends, Fox News had completely ignored the growing tensions between Cheney and pro-Trump Republicans and her back-and-forth with the ex-president.the network did not mention her name once over the previous five days before McCarthy’s interview.
Liz Cheney's lonely fight against Trump clouds future .
Rep. Liz Cheney is perplexing Republican colleagues who understand the Wyoming congresswoman’s determination to purge former President Donald Trump from the GOP but question an approach that is alienating allies and jeopardizing her future in House leadership. © Provided by Washington Examiner Cheney’s desire to sideline Trump is not the problem. Many House Republicans privately share the sentiment. It’s the congresswoman’s prickly outspokenness and combination of how, when, and where she airs her views of the former president and his role in the party that is frustrating even some admirers.