Liz Cheney Will Keep Top House GOP Position, Republican Leader Says


Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will remain as the House Republican Conference Chair, the party’s leader in the lower chamber said Thursday.

“Yes,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters in Washington when asked whether Cheney would keep her position as the No. 3 Republican in the House.

“We will have a conference next week. We won’t air it to the public. But we’ll answer the questions everybody has. This is the same leadership team with the ranking members and others that came five seats away from winning a majority when everybody in America thought we were going to lose 20 seats,” he added.

“Yes, we allow differences of opinion inside our conference. They’re welcomed. But I think there’s questions that need to be answered; the style in which things were delivered.”

Cheney shocked fellow Republicans when announcing her support for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump this month, accusing him of inciting the Jan. 6 breach of the U. S. Capitol. Cheney was easily the most high-profile Republican of the 10 who ultimately voted with every Democrat to impeach Trump.

The vote sparked a firestorm within the conference, with calls for Cheney to step down from her leadership post or be removed.

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