Rep Liz Cheney on Ropes After Leader McCarthy Backs Rep Stefanik
Representative Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) leadership position in the Republican House leadership is on the ropes after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said he supported Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) to replace her.
On Fox News Network’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” McCarthy told host Maria Bartiromo he supports Cheney’s competition for the leadership role.
In response to a direct question from Bartiromo regarding if he supports Stefanik, McCarthy said, “Yes, I do.”
Stefanik jumped on McCarthy’s response.
Thank you @GOPLeader for your endorsement for House GOP Conference Chair.
Together, as one team, we will stand up for the American people and #FIREPelosi in 2022. pic.twitter.com/zUhv1h4K71
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) May 9, 2021
This coming Wednesday, House Republicans scheduled a vote to replace Cheney.
Cheney is under pressure from Republicans because of her vocal criticism of former President Trump especially over the riots on January 6.
More recently, Cheney challenged the idea the election was stolen and called it “The Big Lie.”
The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, 2021
CNN reported on Cheney’s views.
It sure looks like Cheney’s leadership days are numbered. As McCarthy stated, Republicans need to be unified at this time and Cheney is a dividing force with Republican House members.