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House Republicans Give Stefanik No. 3 Post

New York congresswoman will replace Liz Cheney

(Newser) - Republicans vaulted New York Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney's unremitting combat with the former president. Stefanik, a moderate turned Trump loyalist who's given...

Liz Cheney: I'm Not Running for President

She tells Fox it has a 'particular obligation' to push back against Trump's election lies

(Newser) - Rep. Liz Cheney says she'll do "whatever it takes" to keep Donald Trump from returning to the White House, but that's not going to include challenging him for the GOP nomination in 2024. Cheney—who left the possibility open in interviews earlier this week—told Bret Baier...

'Bring It On,' Cheney Says of Primary Fight

Warning about Trump's hold on the party, ousted leader won't rule out running for president

(Newser) - Rep. Liz Cheney foreshadowed a lengthy struggle for control of the Republican Party in an interview Thursday, a battle that could include a primary challenge for her, an effort to keep former President Trump from winning back his old job, and possibly a criminal investigation of his conduct surrounding the...

Cheney Vote Disturbs White House
Cheney Vote
White House

Cheney Vote Disturbs White House

McCarthy backs bipartisanship after meeting with Biden

(Newser) - On the sidelines for this political battle, the Biden administration expressed concern Wednesday about House Republicans' decision to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position. Cheney had refused to endorse former President Trump's version of the outcome of the presidential election last November. "It's disturbing to...

Liz Cheney Gets Booted, Speaks Out Against Trump

As expected, vote does not go in her favor

(Newser) - Rep. Liz Cheney made no effort to convince colleagues to vote in her favor in Wednesday's vote, and as expected they did not do so. She has been booted out of the No. 3 leadership post in the Republican conference. It was a voice vote, meaning there is no...

Liz Cheney Does Not Back Down in Floor Speech

As House Republicans prepare to oust her from leadership position

(Newser) - On what appears likely to be her last night as the No. 3 Republican leader in the House of Representatives, Liz Cheney gave a floor speech being called "defiant" and "fiery" by many media outlets. "Today, we face a threat America has never seen before. A former...

Cheney Vote Could Backfire on McCarthy
Cheney Vote Could
Backfire on McCarthy
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Cheney Vote Could Backfire on McCarthy

Reports emerge of brewing backlash against House minority leader

(Newser) - Liz Cheney does indeed appear to be in her final day in a leadership post among House Republicans. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to rank-and-file members of the GOP on Monday telling them to expect the vote to happen Wednesday, reports Fox News . Coverage:
  • The vote: "

McCarthy Says He's Backing Stefanik

Liz Cheney could be ousted from her post as soon as Wednesday

(Newser) - The likelihood of Rep. Elise Stefanik becoming the No. 3 House Republican in the coming days got even higher on Sunday. In an appearance on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave his public backing to Stefanik as the replacement for Rep. Liz Cheney, saying "...

Stefanik Vote Is a Trump 'Loyalty Test'
Vote Is
a Trump
'Loyalty Test'
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Stefanik Vote Is a Trump 'Loyalty Test'

Conservatives don't like her voting record, but Trump's endorsement may make that irrelevant

(Newser) - House Republicans are on track to boot Liz Cheney from her leadership position next week, and the leading candidate to replace her is 36-year-old Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York. But Stefanik is now running into friction of her own from conservative groups who don't think she's conservative...

Liz Cheney's Possible Successor Weighs In
Liz Cheney's
Weighs In
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Liz Cheney's Possible Successor Weighs In

Rep. Elise Stefanik stresses her support of Trump amid GOP political drama

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik has emerged as a leading contender to replace Liz Cheney in the No. 3 spot among House Republicans, and on Thursday she helped strengthen that case on her own behalf during an interview with Steve Bannon. Coverage:
  • The 36-year-old New York congresswoman stressed her support for

Liz Cheney Lays Out Plan in Washington Post Op-Ed
Liz Cheney
Does Not
Mince Words

Liz Cheney Op-Ed Does Not Mince Words

She says the Republican Party has reached a turning point

(Newser) - Liz Cheney does not hold back in a new Washington Post op-ed, in which she declares that the GOP has reached a "turning point" and must decide, as history watches, whether to remain faithful to the Constitution. Her words come as former President Trump renewed his insistence that the...

GOP Bid to Oust Liz Cheney Just Got Stronger
House's No. 2 Comes Out
Against Liz Cheney
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House's No. 2 Comes Out Against Liz Cheney

Rep. Steve Scalise backs Elise Stefanik to take Cheney's post

(Newser) - The tide turned more sharply against Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday with the No. 2 House Republican publicly calling for her ouster from her post over her continuing criticism of former President Trump . Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, said via a statement that he's in favor of...

Hot Mic Picks Up McCarthy Saying He's 'Had It' With Cheney

House GOP leader sounds like he has no quarrel with replacing conference chair

(Newser) - House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy made his frustration with Rep. Liz Cheney clear Tuesday, whether he realized it or not. He told Fox & Friends that his members have expressed concerns about Cheney remaining as conference chair after her criticism of former President Trump. She voted to impeach him after...

Liz Cheney's Anti-Trump Stance Is Coming to Head
Liz Cheney
Doubles Down
on Stance
Opposing Trump
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Liz Cheney Doubles Down on Stance Opposing Trump

High-ranking Republican may have to fend off another challenge to her leadership post

(Newser) - Earlier this year, Rep. Liz Cheney survived an attempt to oust her from her No. 3 position among House Republicans. It's beginning to look like the Wyoming congresswoman will have to fend off another challenge in the near future, again over her continued criticism of former President Trump. (Cheney...

Liz Cheney Weighs In on Possible Presidential Run

She's not ruling it in or out

(Newser) - Liz Cheney for president? Maybe someday. "I’m not ruling anything in or out—ever is a long time," the congresswoman, and daughter of former VP Dick Cheney, tells the New York Post , which asked if the House Republican Conference Chair would consider a run someday. Politico describes...

Trump Turns to Familiar Name for a Key Role
Trump Turns to Familiar
Name for a Key Role 
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Trump Turns to Familiar Name for a Key Role

Corey Lewandowski will run a still-to-be-formed super PAC

(Newser) - Donald Trump is about to reenter the political fray with a weekend speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, one in which he's expected to make clear that he remains the No. 1 power broker within the GOP. Coverage:
  • New group: Trump met with top advisers Thursday and named

Romney, Liz Cheney Issue Warnings About the GOP

Romney says Trump would win 2024 GOP nom if he ran

(Newser) - In what the New York Times notes is "a clear sign of [Donald] Trump's enduring position in the Republican Party," Mitt Romney offered a prediction Thursday on the next presidential campaign season. Speaking Tuesday with the Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook DC Policy Project, the...

Liz Cheney Urges GOP to Move Past Trump
Liz Cheney
Tells GOP:
Drop Trump

Liz Cheney Tells GOP: Drop Trump

Under fire, lawmaker says she won't resign over impeachment vote

(Newser) - Facing a backlash from Wyoming Republicans over her vote for impeachment, Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday that her party should reconsider its support for former President Trump. "We should not be embracing the former president," she said. Cheney made the comments on Fox News Sunday. "We have...

Top GOP Trump Detractor Censured at Home

Liz Cheney's impeachment vote won ire in Wyoming

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Liz Cheney has been censured by the Republican Party in her home state of Wyoming for her vote to impeach Donald Trump following the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol . The third ranking House Republican was one of only 10 members from her party to vote yes...

House, Led By Democrats, Kicks Greene Off Committees

Lawmaker had said she 'absolutely' regretted her previous views

(Newser) - House Democrats on Thursday stripped controversial GOP lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. The nearly party-line vote was 230-199, the Washington Post reports, with 11 Republicans voting against her. The rare move came a day after House Republicans opted not to take action against the Georgia Republican. Coverage:...

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