Republicans in the House of Representatives are trying to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) From her leadership position because she continues to speak the truth about the 2020 presidential election.
Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) Declined to defend Cheney on Tuesday when asked about criticism from fellow Republicans.
“I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out her duties as conference chair, to get the message out,” McCarthy said. said on Fox News, adding that Cheney hasn’t done enough “fighting” against President Joe Biden.
Cheney, the third House Republican, was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill. And she continued to annoy Republicans by not lying about the election.
The ex-president said in a statement Monday that the 2020 election was “fraudulent” and that it “will, from that day forward, be known as THE BIG LIE!”
“The Big Lie” is a propaganda technique of saying something so wrong that people believe it because they can’t imagine anyone being so incredibly dishonest. It’s an apt term for Trump’s claims of electoral fraud, which have been ridiculed by dozens of courts but believed by the mob that trashed Capitol Hill.
Cheney objected to Trump’s attempt to trivialize the term.
‘The 2020 presidential election was not stolen,’ Cheney said tweeted on Monday in response to Trump. “Anyone who claims this is the case is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law and poisoning our democratic system.”
A majority of House Republicans, including McCarthy, backed the lie on Jan.6, voting against certification of election results even after Trump supporters ransacked the building.
Pro-Trump Republicans tried to oust Cheney in February in an internal vote, but failed. They can try again, with Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) audition to be his flattering Trump replacement. Representative Lance Gooden (R-Texas) predicted Cheney would be removed from his post at the end of May.
A spokesperson for Cheney criticized McCarthy’s comments on Tuesday, say Vice News the question is “whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on January 6.”
McCarthy first blamed Trump for the attack, then overturned and rushed to Florida to ask for forgiveness from the disgraced ex-president.
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