House Minority Whip Steve Scalise has become the latest member of the GOP to back the ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney from her position as GOP Conference Chair.
As The Hill reports:
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in a statement is supporting the ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her leadership position, calling for Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to replace her as House Republican Conference chair.
“House Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022 and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical socialist agenda, and Elise Stefanik is strongly committed to doing that, which is why Whip Scalise has pledged to support her for Conference Chair,” Scalise’s spokesperson, Lauren Fine, said in a statement.
The statement was first reported by Punchbowl News.
Cheney is in hot water with her colleagues for repeatedly criticizing former President Trump. She survived an effort to oust her from the third-ranking House GOP position earlier this year, but with Scalise and his boss, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), now backing the effort, she seems assured of leaving her position.
With more and more GOP house members publican coming out in opposition to the extremely anti-Trump Cheney, is it only a matter of time before she is finally voted out of her position? Let us know what you think in the comments below.