The New York Times reports:
House Republicans purged Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming from their leadership ranks on Wednesday, voting to oust their No 3 for her refusal to stay quiet about Donald J. Trump’s election lies, in a remarkable takedown of one of their own that reflected the party’s intolerance for dissent and unswerving fealty to the former president.
The decision took place by voice vote during a brief but raucous closed-door meeting in an auditorium on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning, after Ms. Cheney made a defiant final speech that drew boos from her colleagues.
In her remarks, Ms. Cheney urged Republicans not to “let the former president drag us backward,” according to a person familiar with the private comments who detailed them on condition of anonymity.
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Breaking News: House Republicans voted to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from their leadership ranks for her refusal to stay quiet over Donald Trump’s election lies.https://t.co/qznOPwCvNF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 12, 2021