House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No. 3 GOP leader, punishing her after she repeatedly rebuked former President Donald Trump for his claims of election fraud and his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Meeting behind closed doors for less than 20 minutes Wednesday, GOP lawmakers used a voice vote to remove Cheney, R-Wyo., from the party’s No. 3 House position.
“They’re finding out that if they don’t listen to at least and try to address the concerns of the citizen, then that action will equate to an equal and opposition reaction from the voters,” said Pennington County GOP Chair Jeff Holbrook.
She is Congress’ highest-ranking Republican woman and a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.