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Conservatives go after Cheney for Trump CPAC remarks

Added 02-25-21 01:57:02pm EST - “House conservatives are renewing their calls for Rep.” - Thehill.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Conservatives go after Cheney for Trump CPAC remarks”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House conservatives are renewing their calls for Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J A-OK, Tanden in Trouble GOP leaders clash over Trump presence at CPAC Six ways to visualize a divided America MORE (R-Wyo.) to step down from her leadership post after she split with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyDemocratic fury with GOP explodes in House Trump to attack Biden in CPAC speech McConnell knocks Pelosi Jan. 6 commission proposal: 'Partisan by design' MORE (R-Calif.) over whether former President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE should speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

House Freedom Caucus members are going after Cheney, chair of the House Republican Conference, following an awkward moment during a press conference Wednesday with the House GOP leader. Just moments after McCarthy said he thought Trump should speak at the CPAC gathering this weekend in Florida, Cheney reiterated her position that she does not think the former president should have a place in the Republican Party because of his role in the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

“That was one of the most outrageous statements, but it's consistent with at least four other statements she's made in the last few weeks. As you know, some of us in this group led a charge to remove Ms. Cheney as the chairwoman leader of the Republican conference. I do not believe she is able to carry that out any further,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said at a press conference on Thursday.

“I also think she's absolutely devoid of any kind of political reading of what's going on in the Republican Party in this country right now,” he added. “My guess is there's probably no room in the party for somebody who takes the positions that Ms. Cheney does and that makes the accusations that she does. She should step down — if she had any sense of shame, she would step down.”

Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyHouse conservatives push back on efforts to revive earmarks Lawmakers clash over gun prohibition in Natural Resources Committee room Rep. Ron Wright dies after contracting COVID-19 MORE (R-Texas) said that he supported Cheney during the previous attempt to oust her, but feels another conversation needs to take place on whether she should remain in her position.


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