“She really doesn’t represent, I think, the views of most Republicans out there, the views of our party,” Lara Trump, a Fox News contributor, said during a “Fox & Friends” segment Wednesday.
“Look, there are 75 million Americans out there that voted for President Donald Trump that still have a lot of questions about this election. We can’t just let it go. We can’t just sweep it under the rug, and so, whenever you stop representing the party that, when, again the third in leadership there, you really probably shouldn’t have a leadership role.”
Lara Trump also tossed her support behind Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to replace Cheney in the leadership position, the House Republican Conference chair.
See Lara Trump’s comments below:
Can't be more clear than this: Fox contributor/former pres. daughter-in-law Lara Trump says Liz Cheney should be removed because she doesn't represent "the views of most Republicans" who have "a lot of questions about this election" and "can't just let it go." pic.twitter.com/KIRTlOWee0
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 12, 2021
Lara Trump’s remark came shortly before House Republicans voted to oust Cheney, purging her from her leadership post, as IJR reported on.
Following the vote, Cheney continued to criticize former President Donald Trump, saying, “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”
She also tore into Donald Trump during her speech on Tuesday night, “We face a threat America has never seen before. A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol in an effort to steal the election has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him.”
Donald Trump wrote in a statement on Wednesday, “Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being,” adding, “I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!”
“This week, I have had hundreds of productive and informative conversations with Members from all corners of our Conference,” Stefanik wrote in a letter to her colleagues. “Today I humbly ask to earn your vote for House Republican Conference Chair to unify our message as a team and win the Majority in 2022.”
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