House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Tuesday that House Republicans have expressed concerns with Rep. Liz Cheney’s role in GOP leadership, suggesting the Wyoming lawmaker’s days are numbered as the party’s third-ranking member.
Having already survived one challenge to her leadership post in February, Cheney has once again found herself increasingly alienated and isolated within the GOP caucus over her criticism of former President Donald Trump. She was one of just ten House Republicans to vote to impeach the former president over his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
In recent days, the calls for Cheney to be removed as House Republican Conference Chair have grown louder as she has stood up to Trump’s continued lies about his election loss. Besides calling out Trump’s “big lie” on Twitter, she also said at a private GOP retreat that the party “can’t embrace the notion the election is stolen” as it is “poison in the bloodstream of our democracy.”