WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republicans took little time to matter-of-factly voting to removed Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) as conference chair of the U.S. House GOP caucus, the third most powerful post in the leadership hierarchy. She’s out, and now the conference turns to selecting a replacement; hopefully one that is not another Establishment shill.
Far from any attitude changes responsive to her constituents’ and the broader Republican Party’s explicit grievances, though, Cheney doubled and tripled down on the anti-Trump martyrdom, even promising to work tirelessly to prevent Donald Trump’s return to the White House.
So, she’s just a Democrat now, practically speaking. And, of course, the former president had some quintessentially Trump stingers for Cheney on her way out:
“The Republicans in the House of Representatives have a great opportunity today to rid themselves of a poor leader, a major Democrat talking point, a warmonger, and a person with absolutely no personality or heart. As a representative of the Great State of Wyoming, Liz Cheney is bad for our Country and bad for herself. Almost everyone in the Republican Party, including 90% of Wyoming, looks forward to her ouster—and that includes me!”
It looks like Cheney will have to switch parties officially in order to have any chance at elected office again, as polls in Wyoming confirm voters think about as well of her as Trump does.