Over the past several weeks, House GOP Rep. Liz Cheney has made headlines in politics and faced criticism from her own party.
Last month, Cheney was one of ten Republicans to vote for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump; likewise, the House Republican Conference chair has asserted multiple times that Trump ultimately incited the insurrection on January 6.
Following Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump, many conservatives and Trump loyalists called for her to be primaried. Others stated that Cheney doesn’t have a place in the GOP; furthermore, potential primary challengers against the House GOP Conference chair have already started presenting themselves.
However, in spite of the political risk, Rep. Cheney is not backing down from her criticism of former President Trump, Washington Examiner confirms.
Rep. Liz Cheney on Donald Trump
While engaging in an online town hall with the right-wing Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Cheney continued her criticisms of the 45th president. According to Cheney, Trump and his allies bear responsibility for the “dangerous claim” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
I'm joining the @RonaldReagan Institute today at 11:00 AM MT to discuss American leadership around the world and the important national security challenges that our country faces.
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) February 23, 2021
The House Republican Conference chair maintains that this claim is untrue. Despite Cheney’s impeachment vote and attitude towards Trump leading to censure against her from the Wyoming Republican Party, she isn’t backtracking.
In fact, Cheney maintains that the GOP has work to do to ensure that the party is “the mantle of Lincoln and Reagan” once again.
A Steep Road to Re-election
As a result of Cheney’s vote for impeachment, former President Trump has vowed to back primary challengers who rise against her.
Considerable factions of the Republican Party have also stated that the House GOP Conference chair should step down from this leadership position; however, Cheney, for now, is still a congressional leader in the Republican Party.
The Paris Agreement is a bad deal based on flawed science. It will sacrifice U.S. jobs and security at home, while imposing no cost on countries like China. https://t.co/5aCGcJSeN4
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) February 20, 2021
Whether or not Cheney wins re-election will depend upon if she can fend off primary challengers and secure necessary votes. Recent weeks have shown that while Cheney is far less popular amongst right-wing populists, she does appear to have a stronger backing amongst the GOP establishment.
Time will ultimately determine whether or not the House Republican Conference chair is successful in winning re-election or voted out of Congress.
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