Liz Cheney is not shying from this fight
May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) waits for the arrival of President Joe Biden, before he addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. (Photo by Melina Mara / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MELINA MARA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Liz Cheney is striking a nerve. Over and over. Purposefully and with force. Donald Trump sends an email saying the election was stolen, and Cheney -- the No. 3 House Republican -- tweets "the 2020 presidential election was not stolen."
Donald Trump sends an email saying the election was stolen, and Cheney -- the No. 3 House Republican -- tweets right back at him, minutes later, that "the 2020 presidential election was not stolen. "
So what's going on with Cheney, the conservative Republican who voted with Trump more than 90% of the time?
But one thing is clear: Cheney has no comfortable perch in a House GOP conference in which more than half subscribe to the Big Lie that President Joe Biden was not duly elected.
But for Cheney -- who has been very critical of Biden -- the party must first move beyond its fealty to Trump on all fronts.
Political strategists being what they are, there's already some whispering about Cheney's potential national future: Maybe, just maybe, if Trump decides not to run for president, she might.