Republicans plan to remove Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who represents the state of Wyoming in the House of Representatives, from her position as president of the Republican Conference, the third most important level of formation within the Lower House, for the rejection public he has shown against former President Donald Trump and his conspiracy theories.
Cheney, who was already rejected by the Wyoming delegation in February, not only has not rejected the baseless accusations that Trump had been the victim of a grand electoral robbery, but was also one of the ten Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted. in favor of starting a second political trial against him, this time for his responsibility in the taking of the Capitol in January.
“The 2020 presidential elections have not been a robbery. Whoever claims that it was, is spreading a great lie, turning his back on the rule of law and poisoning our democratic system,” the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney recently wrote in your Twitter account.
The Republican Party, orphaned of leadership after Trump’s departure, has been maneuvering to relegate Cheney to the background, arguing the need to remain united in the face of the Democrats’ “liberal socialist agenda”, and with a view to the return of the former president, who would be in charge of purging all those who did not support him during the impeachment.
The leader of the Republican minority of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, has insisted on these theories and has already confirmed that he will support Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney in the meeting that the formation will hold this Wednesday.
“We need to be united and that begins with leadership. That is why we will have a vote next week and we want to be united to move forward,” McCarthy said Sunday during an interview for the Fox network, in which he said that in the party no one is unhappy with Cheney for his opposition to Trump, but for not being a “strong voice” of the House line-up.
Stefanik, who six years ago was the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress, has recently become a rising asset within the party and has been a champion of Trump’s rhetoric and theories. that there was an electoral fraud in the presidential pasts.
The former president of the United States already asked last week from his new rostrum, ‘From the desk of Donald J. Trump’, the removal of Cheney, whom he described as “a stupid warmonger who has nothing to do with the leadership of the Party. Republican”.
“We want leaders who believe in the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement and prioritize America First values. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice and she has my full and full endorsement for president of the Republican Conference. Elise is a tough and smart communicator! “he wrote.
Cheney is running out of what little support he had left within the party, at least in the face of public opinion. The last one who seems to have left the ship is the leader of the Republican minority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, who after endorsing it now points out that “one hundred percent” of his efforts are destined to “stop the new Administration” of Joe Biden.
So far, only two other known Trump detractors, Senator Mitt Romney and Representative Adam Kinzinger, have shown their support through social media.