Liz Cheney April 2021

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Rep. Liz Cheney is in a familiar place: A whole bunch of her fellow Republicans are mad at her.

It’s not her first brush with intra-party controversy. Years before, she launched primary challenges, feuded with her family over gay marriage, and ruffled conservative feathers for some of her positions on how the US should handle terrorists.

But this time, the fight is shaping up to be more brutal than ever before.

She’s become a pariah to the faction of the party still loyal to former President Donald Trump for her vote to impeach him in January, with members of her own caucus pushing for her ouster. She also questioned Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and criticized QAnon’s creep into the Republican Party.

The heat has ramped up in recent weeks as Trump maintains a tight grip on the Republican Party.

“I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence. … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told “Fox and Friends” host Steve Doocy on a hot mic, Axios reported May 4. That was just before McCarthy conducted a live interview with Doocy where he was more measured in his public statements about Cheney.

Cheney has so far shown no sign of backing down and has continued her criticism of Trump.

“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen,” she tweeted May 3. “Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”

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.

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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