McConnell Defends Liz Cheney As Others In GOP Want Her Out Of Leadership


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended Republican Wyoming Sen. Liz Cheney Monday night as she has faced ongoing criticism after voting to impeach former President Donald Trump in the House.

“Liz Cheney is a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them,” McConnell said in a statement to CNN. “She is an important leader in our party and in our nation. I am grateful for her service and look forward to continuing to work with her on the crucial issues facing our nation.”

McConnell had not yet commented on the divide between House Republicans and Cheney.

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