WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No. 3 GOP leader, punishing her after she repeatedly rebuked former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Meeting behind closed doors for less than 20 minutes Wednesday, GOP lawmakers used a voice vote to remove Cheney, R-Wyo., from the party’s No. 3 House position. She has been Congress’ highest-ranking Republican woman and is a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Rep. Liz Cheney is lashing out at leaders of her own Republican Party. She’s accusing former President Donald Trump and his GOP supporters of following a path that would “undermine our democracy.”
The Wyoming Republican took to the House floor late Tuesday on the eve of a closed-door meeting in which House Republicans seem certain to oust her from a leadership post because of her clashes with the former president. She says she won’t be silent as “others lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law.”