Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) said Wednesday he believed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) had been “cancelled” for expressing her opinions of former President Donald Trump.
“Liz Cheney was cancelled today for speaking her mind and disagreeing with the narrative that President Trump was putting forward,” Buck told reporters on Wednesday morning, following Cheney’s ouster.
Cheney’s support from Buck, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is notable due to the fact that Buck is generally viewed as an ally to the former president.
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“Liz Cheney was canceled for speaking her mind,” Rep. Ken Buck says. pic.twitter.com/mNzZrM6SKo
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Once Liz Cheney came to the House floor, the Republican lawmakers cleared out. Republican Rep. Ken Buck is the only member watching Liz Cheney speak, my colleague @AnnieGrayerCNN reports.
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