Many sources have claimed that Liz Cheney can be fired from her role as a leader by the end of May. It was reported by The Hill that various allies of House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are trying to oust Cheney (R-WY).
A source close to Kevin recently shared, “There is no way that Liz will be conference chair by month’s end. When there is a vote, it won’t be a long conference; it will be fast. Everyone knows the outcome.” Another ally called Liz a liability and not just Trump supporters but others want her gone as well. This source said, “This is a broad range of lawmakers who have had it with her. She’s a liability, and McCarthy’s as fed up as the rest of us that she is focused on the past rather than winning back the House.”
Liz Cheney was criticized by a lot of Republicans when she had voted in favor of impeaching Former President Trump because of his involvement in the Protests that happened at the Capitol. February also saw an attempt on getting her removed from her post as a leader but she won that attempt with a vote of 145-61. Cheney has not moved on from Trump, even now she openly speaks against him and recently talked to supporters and denounced the lie that last year’s elections were fraudulent or stolen.
Liz was also criticized because she was captured giving President Biden a bump with her fist prior to his address in front of the Congress joint session last week.
It was reported by Axios that many Republicans are thinking about Liz’s replacement candidate and also talking about how only a woman candidate can take Liz’s post. A congressional aide confessed to Axios, “House Republicans are moving closer to ousting Conference Chair Liz Cheney from leadership, and are already considering replacements — including Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Jackie Walorski (R-IN).”
Out of these people. Elise has been a supporter of Donald Trump all through his Presidency and she also recruited many GOP women last year for his elections. Axios reported, “Widely seen as a rising star in the party, she gained popularity for fiercely defending Trump during his first impeachment.” Axios however also shared that she is “considering running for governor of New York.”
While Axios has reported that Republicans “recognize Cheney can’t be succeeded by a white man,” Politico has reported that Jim Banks (R-IN), chair of the Republican Study Committee, is currently seen as the “shadow chair of the House GOP Conference.” Politico reported, “Banks’ effort to assemble a rival messaging machine is widely viewed by his colleagues as an audition for Cheney’s job.”
Trump shared his thoughts about this on Monday while he called Liz a “warmonger.” He issued a statement saying, “Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming. She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen.”
Kevin (R-CA), had supported Liz two months back but is now saying she is not a “good fit” as a leader. He shared his worries about “her ability to carry out her job.” Kevin said, “I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out her job as conference chair, to carry out the message. We all need to be working as one if we’re able to win the majority. Remember, majorities are not given. They are earned.”