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Sunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans

Added 05-15-21 03:57:01pm EST - “House Republicans' removal this week of Rep.” - Thehill.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Sunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Republicans’ removal this week of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as their conference chair and an updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on vaccinated individuals are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows. 

House GOP members voted to oust Cheney Wednesday from her leadership position after Wyoming congresswoman repeated criticisms of former President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE and his unsupported claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. 

Trump allies in Congress publicly defended the move, including Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanGOP votes to replace Cheney with Stefanik after backing from Trump Roy to challenge Stefanik for Cheney's old position Stefanik shake-up jump-starts early jockeying for committee posts MORE (R-Ohio), who argued, “You can't have a conference chair who recites Democrat talking points.” 

Other Republicans have expressed dismay over the vote, including Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger: GOP downplaying Capitol riot something 'out of North Korea' Trump critics push new direction for GOP Democrats fundraise off of vote to remove Cheney from GOP leadership MORE (R-Ill.), who along with Cheney were among the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

Kinzinger, who is set to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, said in a statement on Twitter this week that the vote to oust Cheney marked a “low point” for the Republican Party. 


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