House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership role Wednesday because she was focused too much on criticizing Trump instead of focusing on winning back the Republican majority in the house.
American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp says Rep. Liz Cheney needed to focus more on Republican policies.
“I’ve been talking to a lot of [Republican] members one on one,” continued Schlapp on Fox News. “I think the overwhelming belief of these members, including a lot of women members, Republican women members of Congress, is they felt like Liz Cheney was distracted by Trump derangement syndrome.”
“When you’re the chairman of the House Republican, when you’re the chairman of the House Republican Conference, your number one job is the message. All Republicans who want to pick up the majorities in the House and Senate know that we have a singular message, push back on the socialism and the radical policies coming out of the Biden’s White House and with Nancy Pelosi’s leadership in the House focused on these policies. We have gas lines in Northern Virginia and across the country focused on the Republican policies that would fix these problems in society. Stop talking about how you what your feelings are about the Donald Trump presidency.”
The White House also commented officially on Cheney’s ousting. Press Secretary Jen Psaki addressed this during her briefing on Wednesday saying that “it was disturbing to see any leader, regardless of party, being attacked for simply speaking the truth.” Psaki noted that more “than 80 judges threw out lawsuits challenging the results of the election, confirming the legitimacy of Biden’s victory.”
.@PressSec on Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY): "It's disturbing to see any leader, regardless of party, being attacked for simply speaking the truth."
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