House Republicans Will Vote Tomorrow to Remove Liz Cheney from Leadership

Over the past several weeks, Republicans’ exasperation with House Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney has surged. One factor in this is Cheney’s ongoing remarks against former President Trump; when the Wyoming Republican also fist-bumped Biden last month before he delivered his congressional address, this also didn’t do Cheney any favors. 

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Ultimately, the House GOP largely believes that Cheney is not focusing on the goal of re-winning the majority from House Democrats. Kevin McCarthy, the top House Republican, maintains that focus and GOP unity are necessary in order for Republicans to win next year’s midterms. 

On Monday, McCarthy also confirmed that Republicans in the House will vote tomorrow on removing Cheney from her post as the House Conference chair, Fox News reports. 

What to Know About Wednesday’s Forthcoming House Vote

Earlier this year, the House GOP held a vote on removing Cheney from her leadership post after she voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment; Cheney managed to survive this vote and maintain her position as House Conference chairwoman. However, the results are expected to be different tomorrow. 

On Monday, Leader McCarthy explained that it’s critical for House leaders to focus on serving the House, rather than vise versa.

In a letter written to House Republicans yesterday, McCarthy, without naming Cheney, condemned the acts of “relitigating” what’s already passed; in so doing, the House Minority Leader explained that the constant relitigation of the past impedes progress and wins in the future. 

Finally, McCarthy confirmed that House Republicans should expect a vote tomorrow on whether or not Cheney will suffer a recall. In the days and weeks leading up to this, Republicans in the House warned that Cheney was skating on thin ice. 

The Top Goal for House Republicans

Republicans in the House of Representatives remain deeply focused on getting back the House majority in 2022. Former President Trump’s help in this arena is a valuable asset, hence the problem with Cheney’s ongoing censure of the 45th president. 

If Cheney is, in fact, removed from the House Conference chair position, GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik is the favored candidate to replace her. Already, both Trump and Leader McCarthy have endorsed Stefanik for the House Conference Chairwoman post. 

Do you think Republicans will ultimately vote to remove Liz Cheney from the House Conference chair position on Wednesday? Let us know your thoughts about tomorrow’s upcoming recall vote down below in the section for comments. 

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