GOP sets sights on Cheney

Rep. Liz Cheney spoke out against former President Donald Trump. She's now facing removal from her party's leadership post.

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May 5, 2021 - 9:15 AM

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) denounced the violence in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 uprising. By the next week, McCarthy had changed his tune. Photo by (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Republican publicly called Wednesday for the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney as the party’s third-ranking leader in the chamber, adding momentum to the drive to topple her after she clashed repeatedly with former President Donald Trump. 

In a statement from spokesperson Lauren Fine, Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, said he is backing New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik for Cheney’s post. 

Cheney, R-Wyo., has provoked Republican ire for repeatedly trading barbs with Trump, blasting his false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

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