GOP Lawmaker Argues Cheney Has ‘Forfeited Her Right’ To Be in Leadership Role

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) opposed a bid to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her leadership position after she voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump

But after Cheney publicly offered a contrasting response on whether Trump should speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Roy believes the Wyoming Congresswoman no longer belongs in the party’s leadership. 

“I consider Liz a friend, and I stood on the floor with the conference, defending her right to defend herself in taking what she described was a vote of conscience,” Roy told reporters on Thursday.

However, he said, “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.”

“I think it is unfortunate that she made those remarks. I think it was shorted sight. But I also think it was purposeful, and I think that’s the problem. And I think that it is time for us to have another conversation about the leadership of the Republican conference,” he added.

“She shouldn’t have said that. She did so purposefully. And she did so in a way that directly undermines the conference that she leads.”

Watch the video below:

On Wednesday, Republican leaders were asked if they believed Trump should speak at CPAC.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) responded, “Yes, he should.”

But Cheney offered a different response, “That’s up to CPAC.”

“I’ve been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following Jan. 6, I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country,” she added. 

Roy argued that the second part of Cheney’s answer was a “diatribe” that was “completely” unnecessary. 

Cheney is one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.

After her vote, she faced a push by Trump’s allies to oust her from her leadership post, which failed.

Responses

  1. that woman is a hater that should be slap in her mouth until she learns to keep it shut !she does not represent the nationalist Trump supporters, 75 million strong. a much bigger group than republicans, liberals, democrats/socialist. And to all I say Don’t get to conformable. If you think we want be back, you have lost what little mind you have. Democrats know, there still shaking in their shoes in DC. Going to see there shrinks for the fear & trauma they had.

    1. Tim….typical Trumper you are! Slap them in the mouth and grab them by the pussy! I can’t decipher the rest of your message, is English your second language?

  2. Liz Cheney is showing everyday why she should no longer be in a leadership position of the Republican Party!

    1. Cheney is in a leadership position of minority party in the House of Representatives. A vote of REPUBLICAN House members was 146 to 61 in favor of her KEEPING her Republican House leadership position.
      You wish to employ “cancel culture” when she is asked for HER opinion and she does NOT recite the opinion of Chip Roy, MTG and the other House members who wish to have the inciter of an insurrection as the leader of their party???

  3. LOL….Did Cheney RIG the vote on keeping her leadership position? 146 to 61. The Freedom caucus has difficulty accepting LOSSES.

    Perhaps Chip Roy and MTG did not see the press conference. McCarthy and Cheney were asked if THEY believed Trump should speak at CPAC. THEY were not asked what the Freedom Caucus stance was on Trump speaking at CPAC. Cheney’s response was HER OPINION. ” A Reuters review of Pennsylvania state data shows more than 22,000 voters had left the party this year through Feb. 22, compared with fewer than 8,000 Democrats.

    1. Sorry, that was the copy and paste from the previous article. Here is Cheney’s response to the request for HER opinion. “”That’s up to CPAC,” Cheney, the third highest-ranking House Republican, said. “I’ve been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following January 6 I don’t believe he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.” CHENEY did not say that was the opinion of those who have sworn allegiance to Trump and abandoned their oath of office.

      I can’t tell the difference so hopefully some Trumpers can help me out. WHAT is the difference in “cancel culture” that R’s claim to abhor and wishing to remove someone from leadership that does NOT agree with the sentiment that anyone that incited an insurrection should be the leader of the Republican Party?

          1. LOL…Paul it was not the General that followed the recounts in Georgia, PA, and Wisconsin and still believed those claiming the voting machines flipped votes from Trump to Biden. It wasn’t the General that read the judicial decisions of Trump appointed judges and yet still believed there was evidence of massive election fraud. It was not the General that watched the coverage of the Jan 6th insurrection and believed the crowd was Antifa. The General does not meet the criteria for “CHUMP.”

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