Liz Cheney ousted from Republican leadership: What you need to know
Top Republican lawmaker, Liz Cheney was ousted from a leadership role in the US house this morning. This comes after Cheney refused to support Trump on election fraud claims. Here is everything you need to know:
Liz Cheney has served in Congress since 2017 as a Wyoming representative. She held the third-ranking post in House Republicans since 2019.
House Republican members voted today morning to remove her from that post. Although it was a closed-door vote and was not recorded, there was an overwhelming majority to support her removal.
This comes after she refused to support Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was a fraud.
It is expected that the House Republicans will replace her with a Trump loyalist this month.
Liz Cheney said during a session, We cannot let the former president drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy,” which caused an uproar in the party.
After her removal this morning she said, "I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”
This shows that Donald Trump still has a stronghold over Republican Party.