House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went on “Fox and Friends” and acknowledged the issues that Republicans have had with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Cheney has greatly disturbed a lot of the base with some of her past stances including being very anti-Trump and about where the Republican Party should be going in the future.
McCarthy made it very clear the concerns with Cheney weren’t about her impeachment vote but about whether or not Cheney, as the person in the third position in the Republican leadership, would be able to carry out the Republican message when she appeared to be so conflicted on what that meant. He said they needed unity going forward in order to beat the Democrats in 2022.
“There’s no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made,” McCarthy told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning. “I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as Conference Chair, to carry out the message.” [….]
“We all need to be working as one, if we’re able to win the majority,” McCarthy added. “Remember, majorities are not given. They are earned. And that’s about the message about going forward, combating Joe Biden.”
As my colleague Bonchie reported earlier, McCarthy also said he’d “had it with her” on a hot mic with Steve Doocy. “I think she’s got real problems,” McCarthy allegedly said. “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.”
But now, Cheney’s answer, through a spokesperson Jeremy Adler, says everything about why the GOP needs to usher her the gate from the leadership position.
“This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on Jan 6,” he said, according to Politico. “Liz will not do that. That is the issue.”
So basically now, she’s not just attacking President Donald Trump, she’s attacking all Republicans, calling them liars if they don’t agree with her positions. Tell me again how this person is still there in leadership? If you ever expect to win against the Democrats, you have to show that you can stand up for yourself and your positions against such attacks first.
Hilariously, Cheney even supposedly wasn’t ruling out a future run for president when I wonder if she could even get re-elected in Wyoming. The time of the Liz Cheney/Mitt Romney Never Trumpers in any kind of influence on the party is over. They need to be shown the door.