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Liz Cheney Might Be in Trouble

House conservatives angry at her vote for impeachment aim to oust her from No. 3 position

(Newser) - Liz Cheney is the No. 3 Republican in the House and has long been expected to rise even higher. However, the 54-year-old Wyoming congresswoman is now in political peril, reports Politico . She risks not only losing her leadership position as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference but her very seat...

Siblings of 2 Congressmen Call for Removal From Office

Ariz. Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar face family's blame for Capitol riot

(Newser) - Critics of lawmakers who backed President Trump's election challenges want them removed from office, and those critics sometimes include their own relatives. Two of Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs' four siblings are calling for the Republican's removal in a letter to the editor at the Arizona Republic . William Biggs...

Newspaper Apologizes for Endorsement

'Orlando Sentinel' rips Fla. GOP Rep. Michael Waltz for signing on to Texas election suit

(Newser) - More than 100 House Republicans have signed on to a Texas lawsuit trying to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win, and a local paper that endorsed one of them is now offering a public mea culpa. "We apologize for endorsing US Rep. Michael Waltz, who wants to overturn the...

Youngest House Member in Centuries: 'Cry More, Lib'

Madison Cawthorn, 25, elected in NC's 11th Congressional District

(Newser) - "Cry more, lib." So reads the first post-election tweet from Madison Cawthorn, who will become the youngest House member in centuries. The 25-year-old Republican defeated Democratic opponent Moe Davis to take North Carolina's 11th Congressional District seat, vacated by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, per...

Trump Jumps on GOP Bandwagon Against Liz Cheney

Allies of the president say the Wyoming congresswoman has been disloyal to him

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy morning on Twitter, issuing 49 tweets or retweets and an attack on the third-ranking Republican in the House, all before 10am ET. Trump joined Republican allies Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in lambasting House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, who has...

Pelosi's New House Rule: No Face Mask, No Entry

Several GOP congressmen, including one who got the virus, have been resistant to wearing them

(Newser) - Members of the US House of Representatives trying to get into a committee meeting had better have a face mask on—or they'll now be turned away by the on-duty sergeant-at-arms. That's according to a new order issued Tuesday by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a senior Democratic aide tells...

As a Congressman, He Fought LGBT Rights. Now, a Big Reveal

'I am gay,' announced ex-GOP Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois

(Newser) - A GOP congressman from Illinois who resigned in 2015 amid charges of defrauding the government voted against same-sex marriage and other LGBT-positive laws during his four-term tenure. Which is why Aaron Schock's Thursday announcement on social media was shocking. "I am gay," he wrote on Instagram and...

Rep. Hunter Quits, Doesn't Mention Corruption Conviction

One of GOP's few California seats is now vacant

(Newser) - US Rep. Duncan D. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving vacant one of the GOP's few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter's departure effective Monday ends his family's political dynasty in which he and his father,...

Congressman Unapologetic Over Fake Obama Picture

GOP's Paul Gosar defiant after posting doctored photo of ex-president, Iranian President Rouhani

(Newser) - A GOP congressman circulated a fake photo of former President Obama on Monday, showing him shaking hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted the photo, adding the caption, "The world is a better place without these guys in power." The photo has long been...

Major Trump Ally in House Is Leaving

Mark Meadows plans to 'work more closely' with the president

(Newser) - President Trump ally Mark Meadows on Thursday became the 21st House Republican to announce he won't run for reelection in 2020. In a statement, the North Carolina rep first elected to Congress in 2012 said the decision—announced one day before the filing deadline in his state—came "...

GOP Lawmakers' Storming of Room Caused 5-Hour Delay

House Republicans accused of flouting security procedures

(Newser) - Defense Department official Laura Cooper testified before House committees at a closed-door impeachment hearing Wednesday—eventually. The hearing was delayed for five hours after at least two dozen House Republicans stormed the secure area where Cooper was due to speak and staged a sit-in, demanding that the proceedings be opened...

GOP Lawmakers Storm Room in Capitol's Basement

Laura Cooper was set to give testimony in closed-door hearing

(Newser) - The Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility sits in the basement of the Capitol, and it's been the site of more than a little drama on Wednesday. More than two dozen House Republicans who had been giving a news conference outside the room stormed into it as Laura Cooper—deputy assistant...

Rep. Chris Collins Resigns Ahead of Expected Guilty Plea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will set a special election to fill the seat, which leans Republican

(Newser) - Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican congressman from western New York, is resigning from his seat ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic on June 22, 2017....

Another Republican Announces Plans to Leave the House

California's Paul Cook won't run for re-election

(Newser) - A Republican congressman in California said Tuesday he won't run for re-election next year, making him the 18th GOP incumbent to bow out of the US House of Representatives now that the party is in the minority, the AP reports. US Rep. Paul Cook announced he will instead run...

5th Texas Republican Says He's Leaving the House

Rep. Bill Flores won't run for re-election in 2020

(Newser) - Five-term Texas Rep. Bill Flores won't run for re-election in 2020, becoming the state's fifth Republican congressman to say he's leaving. The announcement Wednesday brings the number of House Republicans retiring next year to 15. One-third of them are from Texas, where a generation of GOP dominance...

Lone Black Republican in House Is Retiring

Hurd departure seen as sign of GOP pessimism

(Newser) - After next year's election, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott might be the only black Republican in Congress. Rep. Will Hurd, the only black Republican in the House, has announced his retirement, the Hill reports. "I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District...

4 House Republicans Bucked Party on Trump Tweets

'We must speak out against inflammatory rhetoric from anyone in any party'

(Newser) - It was "great to see how unified the Republican Party was," President Trump tweeted after Tuesday's vote to denounce his inflammatory tweets —but while 187 House Republicans voted against the measure, there were four that voted to condemn his "racist comments that have legitimized fear...

Trump Critic in the GOP Makes Surprise July 4 Announcement

Rep. Justin Amash is leaving his party

(Newser) - He'd already quit a Republican caucus ; now Justin Amash is abandoning the GOP altogether. In a Fourth of July surprise, the Michigan congressman, who's made recent headlines for being the "lone-wolf GOP Trump critic," made a big announcement in the Washington Post : "Today, I am...

Republicans' Recruiter Stuns Party by Retiring from House

Susan Brooks is one of 13 GOP women in chamber

(Newser) - This won't help her numbers: The congresswoman leading her party's effort to put more Republican women in office has decided to leave the House. Rep. Susan Brooks is one of 13 GOP women on the House side; 89 House Democrats are women, per the Washington Post . Brooks, who...

In Rare Move, Congressman Punished Over Race Remarks

Steve King loses his committee assignments after defending white supremacy

(Newser) - Rep. Steve King, the lawmaker that Stephen King hates being confused with , has finally gone too far for his fellow House Republicans. The Iowan is being stripped of all his committee assignments after his controversial remarks about white supremacism , the Hill reports. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that...

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