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Republicans nix Liz Cheney as conference chair

Rep. Liz Cheney at the Capitol on Wednesday Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Republicans nix Liz Cheney as conference chair

The party’s third-ranked House leader consistently disputed former President Donald Trump’s claims that he lost reelection because of fraud, and she joined nine other Republicans to vote for his second impeachment. On Wednesday, House Republicans used a voice vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., as conference chair in a private meeting that lasted less than 20 minutes. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters she intends to stay in Congress and work to prevent Trump from returning to the Oval Office.

What does this signal for the party’s future? GOP lawmakers said Cheney’s view of Trump was not the problem, instead citing the divisions caused by her public disagreements with other party leaders about the president. Many believe Republicans need Trump supporters in order to take back the House next year. The lawmakers will later vote on Cheney’s replacement, widely expected to be Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s analysis of Cheney’s record and what today’s vote means.

Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty-fighting and criminal justice. She resides with her family in Atlanta.



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I find it hard to believe the Democrats could actually pull off the theft of the election that some claim happened. But in the other hand, I find it even harder to believe that Joe Biden could actually receive the number of votes he supposedly got. I suppose Dewey supporters said the same thing when Truman beat Dewey.

I care more that we are able to insure we have a totally honest and transparent election in 2022, (and EVERY election from then on) than that we solve the mystery of whether the last one was honest.


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Tim Miller

Everyone knows the emperor has no clothes, but woe to the one who says it out loud. I know there are good, honest people who feel that the election was stolen and think Trump is telling the truth. But I cannot believe the brazen dishonesty of the elected officials who know the truth and won't say it out loud.