Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was removed from her leadership position in the House Republican caucus today because she refused to promote the idea that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.
From NBC News:
“We must be true to our principles and to the Constitution,” Cheney, R-Wyo., told fellow House Republicans before the closed-door vote, according to a source in the room. “We cannot let the former president drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy. Down that path lies our destruction, and potentially the destruction of our country.”
After the vote, Cheney said that if Trump tries to run again, “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”
According to reports, Cheney addressed her colleagues before the vote this morning and was booed by some in the room.
Last night, in advance of the impending vote, Cheney gave a full-throated speech defending her choice to speak truth to power.
While Cheney and I would probably disagree on practically everything in terms of political policy, I admire and respect her holding fast to the truth here.
Trump took a ‘victory lap’ of sorts after her ouster today calling her “a bitter, horrible human being” in a statement.
“I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party,” said Trump. “She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country.”
And Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the newly-elected 25-year-old from North Carolina, demonstrated what happens when you elect a 12-year-old to office: