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SAVE THE DATE! House to Vote Wednesday on Cheney Leadership Oust


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy set the date for a vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her republican leadership position: Wednesday. 

In a note to House republicans, McCarthy said it’s about time to make a change.

“If we are to succeed in stopping the radical democratic agenda from destroying our country, these internal conflicts need to be resolved so as to not detract from the efforts of our collective team,” McCarthy wrote. “Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change. As such, you should anticipate a vote on recalling the Conference Chair this Wednesday.”  

Indeed, Cheney’s time as conference chair is running out, as it seems all but certain she will be yanked from the position after repeatedly challenging President Trump. 

Cheney was among just 10 republicans to support the vote to impeach Trump earlier this year. 

Critics have argued that despite her personal beliefs, a leader shouldn’t stray from party lines. 

“Unlike the left, we embrace free thought and debate,” McCarthy said as he made the case for her removal. He added that lawmakers must represent their constituents “as they see fit, but our leadership team cannot afford to be distracted” from the party’s goals.

As previously reported by Human Events News, Rep. Jim Jordan said he believes “for sure the votes are there” to take Cheney down. 

“You can’t have a republican conference chair reciting democrat talking points,” Jordan said. “You can’t have a republican conference chair taking a position that 90 percent of the party disagrees with, and you can’t have a republican party chair consistently speaking out against the individual who 74 million Americans voted for.” 

Stay tuned for updates.

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