Tag Archives: Liz Cheney

Cheney: I Didn’t Invite Trump To Florida GOP Event

The Hill reports: House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) said Tuesday she did not invite former President Trump to address House Republicans at their policy retreat next week in Florida. Trump, who has been hunkering down at his Mar-a-Lago resort, is just a short flight away from Orlando, where Republicans are holding their annual gathering from April 25 to …

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Cheney Would Not Back Trump As Nominee In 2024

The Insider reports: GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, told Fox News on Wednesday that she would not support former President Donald Trump if he were nominated as the Republican Party’s 2024 candidate. Nikki Haley and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, who have criticized Trump for instigating the insurrection on January 6, have said they would support Trump should he …

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Liz Cheney Declines To Call For Gaetz’s Resignation

CBS News reports: House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) said on Sunday that the allegations against one of her harshest critics, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), are “sickening,” but refused to say whether or not he should resign. While appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked Cheney if she would call for Gaetz’s resignation. “You know, as …

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Wyoming GOP Bill Meant To Hurt Cheney’s Reelection Chances Fails In 14-15 Vote, Bill Was Pushed By Junior

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: An effort to transition Wyoming to a runoff election system failed to capture enough support from the Senate on Wednesday. Senate File 145 sought to require a runoff election after a primary election if no single candidate captured the majority of votes. A candidate would need to receive over half of the votes to be considered …

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Paul Ryan To Host Fundraiser For Rep. Liz Cheney

The Washington Post reports: Former House speaker Paul D. Ryan plans to host a fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), signaling where he stands in the intraparty battle over whether Cheney should keep her leadership position in the wake of her vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The virtual event is scheduled for March 25 in Alexandria, Va., according to …

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Gaetz Eggs On Hatred For Liz Cheney At CPAC [VIDEO]

Mediate reports: When Congressman Matt Gaetz spoke at CPAC Friday — proudly calling himself a “Florida man” — he went on a tear against Cheney to applause from the crowd. Gaetz talked about “whip[ping] the establishment,” and then added, “Speaking of people who ought to lose primaries…” “If Liz Cheney were on this stage today, she would get booed off …

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GOP Leaders Clash Over Trump CPAC Keynote [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Asked whether Trump should address CPAC, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters at the Capitol, “Yes, he should.” By contrast, Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 House Republican, said she believes that Trump should not play a role in the party’s direction but that the decision is up to the conference organizers. “That’s …

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Liz Cheney: The GOP Must Disavow White Supremacy

“It’s very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy. You certainly saw anti-Semitism, you saw the symbols of Holocaust denial, for example, at the Capitol that day. You saw a Confederate flag being carried through the Rotunda. “And I think we as Republicans in particular have a duty and an …

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Trump Junior Hints He’ll Primary Liz Cheney In 2022

Politico reports: Just days after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave a full-throated endorsement for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to keep her job, the House’s No. 3 Republican doubled down on her anti-Trump rhetoric. Now, some Trump allies are unhappy and privately griping about McCarthy’s move to protect her. CNN reported over the weekend that “a stir-crazy Trump has spent …

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Right Wing Site Sorry For “RINO Hunting” Contest

Mediaite reports: The conservative blog RedState has retracted a blog post announcing a new contest that encouraged readers to go “RINO hunting,” and report back to their comment section. The original article published Saturday morning called on RedState readers to help the publication gather “targets” for a new weekly competition which was billed by the outlet as a peculiar form …

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McCarthy Told Cheney To Apologize For Impeach Vote

Axios reports: Kevin McCarthy tried to get Liz Cheney to apologize for voting to impeach former President Trump before last week’s highly anticipated House GOP conference meeting — a request she refused, two people with direct knowledge told Axios. Cheney rolled the dice, refusing her leader’s ask and counting on her supporters to keep her as conference chair, the party’s …

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Liz Cheney Shrugs Off Censure By Wyoming GOP

“I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our duty is to the Constitution. The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment and it doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure. “It’s the most important oath that we take and so I will stand by that and I will …

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POLL: GOP Voters Far Prefer Greene Over Cheney

Axios reports: Conspiracist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is far more popular than Rep. Liz Cheney among Americans who align with the Republican Party, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll. McCarthy enjoys the highest favorable versus unfavorable ratings (net favorability) of the four among Republicans, at 38%-16% (+22); followed by Greene, at 28%-18% (+10); McConnell, at 31%-46% (-15); and Cheney, at …

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Cheney Keeps Leadership Post In 145-61 Secret Vote

ABC News reports: House Republicans voted on Wednesday to keep Rep. Liz Cheney in GOP leadership despite her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump last month, with a strong majority of the conference rejecting the challenge from Trump allies to punish the Wyoming Republican. The conference voted 145-61 in a secret ballot, after members spent hours venting frustrations about …

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Liz Cheney: I Won’t Apologize For Impeachment Vote

CNN reports: Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, defended her support for impeachment vote as a vote of her conscience during a contentious closed-door GOP conference meeting Wednesday, a person in the room told CNN. “I won’t apologize for the vote,” Cheney told the House Republican conference. Cheney delivered an eight-minute speech near the beginning of the Wednesday …

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House GOP May Take Secret Vote On Cheney’s Future

Politico reports: The House Republican Conference will huddle in person on Wednesday morning to debate the future of GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, who voted on Jan. 13 to impeach President Donald Trump. A group of hard-line conservatives is leading a charge to oust Cheney from leadership, and says it has commitments from more than …

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Chris Wallace: The GOP Is More Outraged About Liz Cheney Than They Are About Their Loony QAnon Rep

Mediaite reports: There’s a lot of scrutiny on whether the GOP will do anything in response to recent reporting on staggering, insane conspiracy theories pushed for years, including incendiary comments about school shootings and posts about executing Democratic leaders. Kevin McCarthy is apparently going to be talking to Greene this week, but as Wallace observed, “You’ve got a situation right …

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REPORT: Trump Obsessed With Unseating Liz Cheney

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump is focusing his political energy on targeting Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, who voted for Trump’s impeachment earlier this month. According to one source, Trump has repeatedly questioned his Republican allies about efforts to remove Cheney from her leadership position and run a primary candidate against her. He has also been showing …

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Gaetz Rallies Against Liz Cheney In Her Home State

ABC News reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of former President Trump’s most ardent supporters, took aim at House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on her own turf on Thursday, holding a rally calling for her ouster. Hundreds gathered outside the Capitol building in Cheyenne, where the Florida Republican railed against the No.3 Republican in the House just one …

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Lewandowski Launches PAC To Unseat Rep. Liz Cheney

Axios reports: A new political group founded by former Trump aide Corey Lewandowski is raising money to run a candidate against the third-ranking Republican in the House, Rep. Liz Cheney. Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump this month enraged his most committed supporters. Lewandowski’s group appears to be the first national GOP organization to target Wyoming’s lone House representative. Lewandowski has …

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