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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan Planning To Host Fundraiser for Liz Cheney

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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) will be hosting a fundraiser for  Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) amid criticism from Republicans over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.

The fundraiser will be held on March 25 in Alexandria, Virginia, as first reported by Politico. The suggested contributions are $5,800 to co-host and $2,900 to attend.

Cheney was one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the former president, as IJR reported.

Some Republican lawmakers sought to remove Cheney from her leadership position as the party’s No. 3 in the House.

Other Republicans voiced their support for Cheney, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), as IJR reported.

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“I believe [Rep. Liz Cheney] is one of the strongest and most reliable conservative voices in the Republican Party. She is a fiscal and social conservative, and no one works harder to ensure that our military is well prepared,” Graham wrote on Twitter last month.

He added, “Liz knows that a strong America is a safe America. She believes we must confront radical Islam and take the fight to them to ensure there are no more 9/11’s. In the eyes of many – Liz Cheney’s experience, leadership, and strength are invaluable to the Republican Party.”

Republicans chose not to remove Cheney from her position by a vote of 145-6.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) congratulated Cheney, “I want to congratulate Liz Cheney on a landslide victory – it must be very satisfying to her and it was a great win.”

Cheney later told reporters she does not believe Trump “should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.”

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) responded to Cheney’s remarks, “Yesterday, Liz forfeited her right to be chair of the Republican conference. You cannot stand up and make a statement that is so out of step with the Republican conference and where the American people, who support President Trump, are.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took aim at Cheney during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“Speaking of people who ought to lose primaries…if Liz Cheney were on this stage today, she’d get booed off of it,” Gaetz said.

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