‘I’ve Had It With Her’: McCarthy Reportedly Caught On Hot Mic Trashing Cheney

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has publicly said that the House Republican conference will decide whether Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the chamber, should remain in her leadership role.

But, in private, the California Republican is reportedly admitting that he has lost confidence in her.

Axios reported on Tuesday that McCarthy was caught on a hot mic venting about the Wyoming Republican ahead of an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

“I think she’s got real problems,” he told Fox News’ Steve Doocey.

He continued, “I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence. … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”

McCarthy’s comments come amid reports that House Republican leaders are looking for someone to replace Cheney. Punchbowl News reported on Tuesday morning that Republicans are frustrated with her “near-constant truth-telling about former President Donald Trump.”

During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” McCarthy said, “There’s no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made.”

“I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message. We all need to be working as one if we’re able to win the majority. Remember, majorities are not given, they are earned. And that’s about the message about going forward,” he added.

Later in the day, McCarthy was asked if he would call for a vote to strip Cheney of her leadership role, he said, “The conference will decide that. We’re here talking about small business.”

A spokesman for Cheney responded to McCarthy’s comments in a statement saying, “This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on January 6. Liz will not do that. That is the issue.”

Responses

  1. Liz is a no good democrat that’s the reason she feels that way. Also very, very jealous of Trump and his family. So is her husband.

  2. It is Liz who is a blind liar. Hundreds of SWORN affidavits and some videos showing ballot dumps for Biden are grounds enough to call fraud. Democrats claim even the courts rejected hearing alleged fraud cases but the real reason they didn’t or wouldn’t was based on technicalities, not the merits of the cases. Courts were afraid to touch this 3rd rail and found an easy way out on technical, not merit issues and some even went further to claim the plaintiffs had no standing which was require BS from them. Chaney marches to her own drum and if her drumbeat does not agree with the republicans she refuses to support them. She is but another RINO like Romney and should not be a member in office representing republicans. She doesn’t deserve it. Unless republicans can stick together, like democrats do, regardless, and stop breaking ranks, conservatives will lose.

    1. Ed. Dear Lord. Satire?? Or are you in need of deprogramming?

      “Hundreds of SWORN affidavits and some videos showing ballot dumps for Biden are grounds enough to call fraud.” (Ed)
      What is your source on “hundreds”? Was one of the “hundreds” Richard Hopkins? He recanted and has disappeared with the $233,000 those he duped sent him via the Christian crowdfunding site. WHO signed the remaining “SWORN affidavits”? Did McEnany provide you with the names? Did she provide them to ANY court?

      And WHAT is “ballot dumps for Biden”?

      The Wisconsin 3rd circuit appeals court consisted of 3 R appointed judges. The writer of the unanimous opinion was a Trump appointee. If not having EVIDENCE to support an assertion of fraud is a technicality, it is a HUGE technicality.

      In Georgia, a Trump appointed judge denied Lin Wood’s petition to not certify the election results based on LACK OF PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE.

      IN PA, the 3 panel circuit court judges unanimously decided against Giuliani’s petition to toss out the votes of thousands of Philly voters. LACK OF PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE.

      If McCarthy’s drumbeat does not jive with REALITY, that is an excellent and LOGICAL reason for not Cheney NOT joining the scam. I will agree that Cheney and Romney can not be leaders of R’s if they persist in calling a lie a lie. If they don’t buy into the trumpism that it is not a lie, if the information is what the base wishes to hear.

        1. The Arizona audit is worthless. It’s been over a long time. Ballots were counted, hand counted, recounted, recounted again. Get over it. Even if he had won Arizona he doesn’t have the votes, it’s over, Biden is our President.

  3. Cheney is about to become politically extinct. Betcha a-penny-to-a-pound she gets a gig trashing Republicans in a political graveyard like MSNBC or CNN.

      1. republicans need about 3 more MT Greene to battle the likes of AOC and the squad. Bet you’re idol is Maxine Waters. I bet you think she is smart. 64% of democrats are listed as being mental health by there Doctors 36% we normal. No question about which group you fall under