House Republicans remove Rep. Liz Cheney from post

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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.

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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.”

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