Republicans have, with the support of Donald Trump, removed Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her House minority party leadership position. However, they haven’t silenced her, and she says she’ll keep fighting to prevent Trump from ever returning to the White House.
In the clip below, Cheney speaks to reporters directly after the vote to remove her from GOP House leadership. Rather than focusing on the attack on her, she focuses on the future of the Republican Party, and how she intends to contribute to that.
Liz Cheney immediately after she was ousted from House leadership: "I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office." pic.twitter.com/mxrPHqtRup
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 12, 2021
“The nation needs a party that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism, and I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that is how this party goes forward, and I intend to lead the fight to do that…I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language, we have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution, and I think it’s very important that we make sure whomever we elect is someone who will be faithful to the constitution.”
Trump lashed out at her twice on his new blog, once before the vote, calling for Republicans to “rid themselves” of her and describing her as “a person with absolutely no personality or heart.”
He made a second denigrating post shortly after her response speech, calling Cheney “a bitter, horrible human being,” and declaring that he hopes to soon see her as a paid contributor for CNN or MSNBC (the latter of which he referred to as “MSDNC.”)
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