Liz Cheney, whose approval rating is next to garbage, kept her position in the House yesterday after a ‘secret’ vote was held.
Republican lawmakers chose Liz Cheney over their voters.
President Trump won the largest ever Republican vote in US history and picked up Latinos, Blacks, Gays, Immigrants, and Democrat voters in the process. If not for the fraud President Trump would be starting on his second term right now.
Democrats used Liz Cheney, the third-ranked Republican in the US House of Representatives, to smear and attack President Trump during their sham impeachment in January.
On Wednesday Liz Cheney refused to apologize for her vote against President Trump in the slap-dash impeachment.
Only the GOP would keep someone in leadership who has a 10% approval rating among her own voters. https://t.co/NsGfaaJfq9
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) February 4, 2021
On Wednesday Kevin McCarthy stood with Liz Cheney and NOT Republican voters and defended the Wyoming Republican for her despicable impeachment vote.
The Politico reported:
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday offered a full-throated defense of Rep. Liz Cheney to Republicans and made the case for her to stay in leadership, delivering a critical boost for the Wyoming Republican as she fights to hang on to her No. 3 position.
During a tense, closed-door meeting with the entire GOP conference — which has been billed as a “family discussion” focused on Cheney’s fate — McCarthy said Republicans need to be united in order to win back the House in 2022 and pleaded with his party to move on.
And while the California Republican said he didn’t agree with Cheney’s vote to impeach Donald Trump, McCarthy said she had a right to vote that way. He also said members need to trust their leadership and can’t question every single decision they make.
“I want this leadership team to stay together,” he told members, according to a source inside the room.
[Essentially, political elites are circling the wagons and don’t give a cr*p about you.]
For her part, Cheney told members that she won’t apologize for her impeachment vote, but she defended why she put out a statement on her position a day before the floor vote — timing that incensed many Republicans, since it handed Democrats a fresh batch of talking points.
But it is unlikely enough to appease a group of conservative hard-liners, who are furious with Cheney and want to oust her from leadership. They will try to force a vote on the matter during Wednesday’s meeting.
Later, Cheney gloated to reporters about the vote.
Liz Cheney spoke to reporters after the vote and took a swipe at her Republican detractors.
Cheney voted to impeach Trump and gave Democrats their talking points during their sham impeachment hearing.
Republican voters LOVE Trump and are disgusted with Liz Cheney’s actions.
Liz Cheney: We really had a terrific vote tonight, a terrific time this evening. Laying out what we’re going to do moving forward as well as making it clear that we’re not going to be divided and that we’re not going to be in a situation where people can pick off any member of leadership.
The overwhelming majority of Republican legislators voted to keep Cheney, despite widespread accusations that she does not represent her constituents. She retained her leadership position with 145 votes, as opposed to 61 votes to oust her. One Republican voted “present.”
61 vote to oust her
145 vote to keep her
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 4, 2021
This also comes after Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, who nearly in the same breath called fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, endorsed Cheney’s leadership bid. McCarthy has repeatedly defended Cheney.
Cheney’s behavior was so reprehensible among Republican voters in Wyoming that she was censured by the Wyoming Republican Party days after the party posted a scathing letter containing remarks they received from their constituents.
Cheney also now has an embarrassingly low 10% approval rating among her own constituents. National File reported:
A survey undertaken by the Save America PAC has found that support for US Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), once one of the Republican Party’s rising stars and the number 3 most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, has fallen to a devastatingly low 10 percent among Wyoming Republicans.
The survey, paid for by Save America, President Donald Trump’s new Political Action Committee (PAC), painted a dreary picture for Cheney’s re-election chances, as well as her current political standing.
Cheney’s drastic decline in popularity among her Republican colleagues and her constituency began immediately after her vote to impeach then-President Trump on the unsubstantiated claim that he contributed to the chaos and violence at the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
Some have suggested the move represents Republicans caring more about preserving the current balance of power within their own party than pursuing policies and candidates that are capable of representing their voters.
The GOP vote of confidence in Liz Cheney is a giant middle finger to the actual voters.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) February 4, 2021