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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.
Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) said that Republican concerns about her leadership ability, which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy described in a Tuesday morning interview, stem from her refusal to “whitewash” the January 6 Capitol riots and spread “lies” about the 2020 election.
“This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on January 6,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler said in a statement. “Liz will not do that. That is the issue”
Cheney leans into war against Trump as he tries to redefine the 'big lie'
No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming is not backing down from her vocal criticism of former President Donald Trump in the face of opposition to her tactics within her own conference, speaking up on Monday to rebut Trump's claim that the 2020 election was "fraudulent.""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," Cheney said in a tweet.
The statement came in response to McCarthy’sthat some GOP representatives are “concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair to carry out the message.”
“We all need to be working as one if we’re able to win the majority,” McCarthy said. “Remember, majorities are not given. They are earned. And that’s about the message about going forward, combating Joe Biden.”
Cheney was one of ten GOP representatives who voted to impeach President Trump during the riots, and has accepted the outcome of the 2020 elections while Trump has claimed they were “stolen” by Democrats. In recent comments, Cheney has refused to label Trump as a leader of the Republican Party and said senators who objected to the Electoral College resultsin the future.
For For Republicans, Liz Cheney is the pain that won't go away
Analysis: Trump's top tormentor in his own party may only get stronger if her colleagues strike her down.On Monday, Cheney fanned the flames, ripping former President Donald Trump for calling his ouster "THE BIG LIE.
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Liz Cheney chooses truth over power -- a lonely path in Trump's GOP .
Donald Trump is effectively forcing every Republican who wants a political future to show how far they're willing to compromise on principle, truth and conscience for power. © Melina Mara/AFP/POOL/Getty Images Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) waits for the arrival of President Joe Biden, before he addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. Most GOP leaders with aspirations of higher office don't think twice before genuflecting before the former President. But the party's No. 3 House leader, Rep.