Gaetz Calls for Cheney’s Removal as GOP Conference Chair for Not Supporting Trump

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is calling for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to be removed from her role as House Republican Conference chair after a fiery meeting among House Republicans on Tuesday morning.

At the meeting, a number of Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus reportedly took issue with some of Cheney’s recent moves, first fuming that the Wyoming lawmaker — who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney — backed Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) primary opponent.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) also blasted Cheney for her support of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Cheney reportedly defended Fauci again in the meeting and told Gaetz that she looks forward to his HBO documentary.

After the meeting, Gaetz took the feud public, writing on Twitter, “Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against [Donald Trump] and his agenda.”

Gaetz added, “House Republicans deserve better as our Conference Chair. Liz Cheney should step down or be removed.”

The inter-party battle even caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr., who tweeted, “We already have one Mitt Romney, we don’t need another … we also don’t need the endless wars [Cheney] advocates for.”

And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) also attacked Cheney for her history as a war hawk, writing, “We should all join Donald Trump in advocating to stop our endless wars. Liz Cheney not only wants to stay forever, she’s leading the fight to try to stop him from leaving. Unacceptable.”

Cheney has been among a handful of Republicans who have defended Dr. Fauci in recent months. In late May, Cheney tweeted, “Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan. His only interest is saving lives.”

She was also among the Republicans who demanded answers on reports that the Russians were putting bounties on the heads of U.S. soldiers.

Responses

  1. If Liz Cheney is a true Cheney, she probably isn’t supporting Trumps actions because there is no money to be made to be put in her wallet.

  2. “Cheney is a RINO, no surprise.” OBSIDIAN

    I am confused, OBSIDIAN.

    Knowing that Liz is a wacko Cheney and all of what THAT means, what is your definition of a RINO? Anyone who even slightly disagrees with or, dare I say, opposes Dear Leader?

    Stop being selfish and explain how you do replies, too.

  3. LOL…Liz Cheney was a war hawk when she was elected Conference Chair 18 months ago!
    It took Gaetz over a year to do a google search?? Attempting to get Trump to take COVID-19 seriously is NOT anti-Trump—It is PRO-AMERICA!!! If she wanted Trump to lose, all she needed to do is stay silent and watch his handling of the virus destroy his chances.

    Cheney is correct on her comment to Massie–In April, TRUMP did tweet that Massie should be kicked out of the Republican party for delaying the COVID-19 stimulus vote. Massie did win the primary but his opponent was backed by Sheldon Adelson.

    Sen Paul has never been a member of the Republican House caucus so his weighing in is odd, but not unexpected. He is odd, by anyone’s definition. One would think Sen. Paul would be vocal on Sen. Cotton’s war hawkishness, not Liz Cheney’s.

    Rep. Jordan has for years been behind all chaos in the Republican caucus—He was even behind Massie’s stupid move requiring all House members to return to Washington delaying the Covid stimulus. Chaos is his signature move. One of the assessments John Boehner had of Mr. Jordan is “Jim Jordan is a legislative terrorist.” —The other was LESS complimentary.

    Don’t know if Melanie Zanona’s tweet is a typo–but Rep. Chip Roy did not have a PRIMARY opponent. Wendy Davis, Roy’s GENERAL election candidate, re-tweeted Cheney comments. BUT, LOL, Rep Roy suggested Rep Cheney reference “other medical opinions other than Dr. Fauci” Like WHO, for instance? Trump, Limbaugh, Hannity and Inghram???

  4. Has anyone asked Gaetz what he saw when he had his head up trumps ass?

  5. Dr. Fauci is a realist and non political unlike Birx who is an evangelical and WH tool! Fauci is the only one I trust and thank you Cheney for having the ethics to speak the truth unlike the weasel Gaetz. The trumpublican party has turned into a fascist party. Don’t dare speak against trump.

  6. Confused Bob The Projectionist is projecting about himself again, and he STILL won’t admit that King Donald The Loser is a fascist.

  7. Her comment that Fauci was not a partisan is ludicrous. He freely admitted that he supported Crooked Hillary in 2016, as well as supporting Obama,

    1. One thing we can always expect, and it never changes, are the lies that are repeated over and over by the left. They would cease to be a party if they couldn’t lie, commit violence and be the party of criminals. ALL democRATS are criminals. They LOOOOOOVE their criminals.

  8. Considering Liz Cheney is the re-incarnation of her father, the neocon’s neocon, and that the real issue is the Freedom Caucus trying to get us out of foreign wars, this is something that should be applauded by all sides. Writing a narrative article to frame republicans as bad is getting old. Ending foreign wars is something that should unite EVERYONE except the war hawks. You a war hawk Alex Thomas?

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