This morning, House Republicans voted to strip GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of her role as the House GOP Conference chair. Cheney’s removal from this post comes amid her ongoing censure of the 45th president and Republicans’ beliefs that Cheney lacks the necessary focus to help the GOP win back the House majority.
In the days leading up to this morning’s recall vote, House Republicans told the media that Cheney would lose her leadership role before June. This prediction turned out to be correct. Since this morning’s House GOP vote, social media is buzzing as the nation weighs in with various viewpoints and opinions.
This morning, former President Trump also put out a statement detailing his thoughts on Cheney’s removal from leadership in the House GOP, per Washington Examiner.
Trump on Cheney’s Ouster from House Republican Leadership
The former GOP president did not mince words on Wednesday morning. In an official statement, former President Trump blasted Cheney as a “horrible human being” and a “bitter” individual. Trump furthermore declared that Cheney is terrible for the GOP as a whole and lacks personality.
After stating that Cheney is an asset for Democrats, Trump slammed Cheney as a warmonger and enabler of the disaster in the Middle East.
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— 🇺🇸ERIC BOLLING🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) May 12, 2021
After stating that Cheney’s family bears responsibility for harm done to the nation and U.S. military, Trump predicted that the former GOP House Conference chairwoman will eventually get a paid position with MSNBC or CNN.
Before this morning’s congressional vote, former President Trump also gave an endorsement to Rep. Elise Stefanik for the House GOP conference chair position. Hours ago, Stefanik announced her decision to run for the House Republican conference chair post.
What Happens Next?
With Cheney out, a central focus for House Republicans will now be getting someone into the position of the conference chair; this work will come in addition to the House GOP’s strives to best position themselves to win the midterm elections in 2022.
Our Republican Party has never been stronger. The grassroots energy and enthusiasm among voters is historic. Now more than ever, we need to unify and push forward towards a RED WAVE in 2022 and then retake the White House. We can only do it together as one movement. #WeThePeople
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) May 11, 2021
Right now, Rep. Stefanik appears the most likely to succeed Cheney. Already, Stefanik is endorsed by not just Trump, but also House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Stefanik, unlike Cheney, is very pro-Trump and supportive of the former president assisting Republicans in winning the midterm races.
This morning, Cheney partook in several talks with the media. Cheney stated that she’ll do whatever she can to keep Trump from becoming president again; this rhetoric comes amid reports that Trump might seek to run for president in 2024.
Rep. Liz Cheney: "I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language. We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution." pic.twitter.com/HimA7iss4m
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) May 12, 2021
Anti-Trump Republicans are also fully embracing Cheney, criticizing the pro-Trump faction of the GOP.
Do you agree with former President Trump’s remarks about Liz Cheney? What do you think is the next step for the former House GOP Conference chairwoman? Share your thoughts down below in the comments section.