House Minority Whip Steve Scalise says he will support Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney in House leadership positions.
Vote likely to be taken when House reconvenes next week.
The real focus is winning the House back in 2022, and this has become a huge distraction” — Scalise
Top allies of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are vowing to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), one of the harshest critics of former President Trump in either party, from her leadership post by the end of the month.
They argue that the No. 3 Republican has repeatedly contradicted McCarthy and his team, undermining the party’s message and its efforts to take back the House majority in next year’s midterm elections.
“There is no way that Liz will be conference chair by month’s end,” one key McCarthy ally told The Hill on Monday. “When there is a vote, it won’t be a long conference [meeting]; it will be fast. Everyone knows the outcome…”
The developments suggest it is not just members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who are pushing to get rid of Cheney; senior lawmakers in the 154-member Republican Study Committee, the largest GOP caucus on Capitol Hill, have been openly critical of Cheney and are now trying to orchestrate her removal.
“This is a broad range of lawmakers who have had it with her,” said a second McCarthy ally. “She’s a liability, and McCarthy’s as fed up as the rest of us that she is focused on the past rather than winning back the House.”
Kevin McCarty has his own problems with the Tucker Carlson revelation that the House minority leader shared an apartment with lobbyist Frank Luntz. Luntz’s connections have raised questions.
The conservative base has always been leery of McCarthy, questioning where his loyalties lie, but he has a good relationship with President Trump, and it is not expected that the House will rock that boat by removing him from his leadership position any time soon. However, if the R’s win the House in 2022, it’s possible McCarthy will face some headwinds from the Freedom Caucus who may seek to replace him with one of their own.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
Warmonger Liz Cheney, who has virtually no support left in the Great State of Wyoming, continues to unknowingly and foolishly say that there was no Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election when in fact, the evidence, including no Legislative approvals as demanded by the U.S. Constitution, shows the exact opposite. Had Mike Pence referred the information on six states (only need two) back to State Legislatures, and had gutless and clueless MINORITY Leader Mitch McConnell (he blew two seats in Georgia that should have never been lost) fought to expose all of the corruption that was presented at the time, with more found since, we would have had a far different Presidential result, and our Country would not be turning into a socialist nightmare! Never give up!