Could this be the last straw? Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney told colleagues behind closed doors at a GOP retreat in South Carolina on Monday:
Rep. Cheney continues to speak the truth on a very lonely high road, while the majority of the party follows the lies of the ex-president. The Trump caucus, led by on-again, off-again Trump ally Kevin McCarthy, seems ready to make a move. From Axios:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he’s “lost confidence” in Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) during a moment of candor caught on a hot mic, a tape reviewed by Axios shows.
What he’s saying: “I think she’s got real problems,” McCarthy told Steve Doocy off-air ahead of a live “Fox and Friends” interview. “I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence. … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”
During the interview, McCarthy blames other “members concerned about her ability to … carry out the message.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is reacting to all this by mocking the Republican party with what looks like an ad for Cheney’s replacement. The subject line of an email from Pelosi’s team reads, “From the GOP Leadership: Help Wanted – Non-Threatening Female.” The email goes on to say:
Word is out that House GOP Leaders are looking to push Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as House Republican Conference Chair – their most senior woman in GOP leadership – for a litany of very Republican reasons: she won’t lie, she isn’t humble enough, she’s like a girlfriend rooting for the wrong team, and more.