A group of House Republicans is leading a push to remove Reps. Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL) from the GOP conference. The effort comes more two months after Republicans ousted Cheney from her leadership position as chair of the conference.
Removing them from the conference would mean the end of their committee assignments and their ability to attend private strategy sessions. The effort is being led by members of the very conservative and highly Trump-y House Freedom Caucus headed by Andy Biggs (AZ).
Biggs said during a news conference on Thursday that Cheney and Kinzinger have chosen to “join the Democrats on a witch hunt.” He said the pair should not be allowed in closed-door strategy because it’s like “two spies sitting right there. You knew they were spies, but you couldn’t remove them.”
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Andy Biggs and House Freedom Caucus Push to Boot Cheney, Kinzinger From GOP: We’ve Got ‘Two Spies Sitting Right There’ https://t.co/VtGMrVcoQM
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) July 29, 2021