Kevin McCarthy's dishonest explanation for getting rid of Liz Cheney - CNN Politics
May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made clear Tuesday morning that a formal effort to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the third ranking leader is likely as soon as next week.
So, the growing effort to get rid of Cheney doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that she was the most high-profile – and high-ranking – Republican to vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump earlier this year.
It’s about her, uh, “ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message. ”
Anyone who has paid any attention to the Republican Party for, well, the last six-ish years, knows exactly why Cheney is in deep jeopardy of losing her leadership job – and maybe her office in a primary next year.
Ohio Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who also voted to impeach Trump, put it nicely over the weekend.
Cheney now looks likely to be ousted from her job as Republican Conference Chair.