In a press release on Tuesday, Pelosi’s office released a mock “help wanted” ad as reports indicate her fellow House Republicans are not pleased with her criticism of former President Donald Trump.
“Word is out that House GOP Leaders are looking to push Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as House Republican Conference Chair – their most senior woman in GOP leadership – for a litany of very Republican reasons: she won’t lie, she isn’t humble enough, she’s like a girlfriend rooting for the wrong team, and more,” the release read.
It added, “So what exactly are House GOP Leaders looking for in a #3? Punchbowl AM got the scoop and, well, it’s not surprising… they want a woman who isn’t a ‘threat’ to them.”
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Punchbowl News reported in its daily newsletter on Tuesday that House Republicans are looking for a replacement for Cheney. The outlet said Republicans are upset with her “near-constant truth-telling about former President Donald Trump.”
Additionally, the outlet said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) are looking for a replacement who is “not only relentlessly on message, but also someone who does not pose a threat to them and their power.”
Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection” and has since been a vocal critic of the former president. She has also made it clear that she does not believe Trump should play a role in the party’s future.
She has also been willing to publicly break with Republican leadership’s positions regarding Trump.
During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” McCarthy denied that the Republicans’ frustrations with Cheney were related to her impeachment vote, “There’s no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made.”
After Cheney’s vote, some Republicans launched a failed bid strip her of her leadership position.
McCarthy added, “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.
In a statement after the Republican leader’s comments, a spokesperson for Cheney said, “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,” he added.