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Republicans look to oust Liz Cheney as Trump allies push election lie – live

Congresswoman all but certain to lose conference chair roleCheney rejected by Republicans for criticizing former president 2.23pm BST Liz Cheney’s likely removal from House Republican leadership demonstrates the immense influence that Donald Trump still wields over the party, even though he left office nearly four months ago.Republican leaders are signaling that they will embrace Trump and his policy positions even more as the 2022 midterms draw near. Most of the Republican base remains loya...
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Kinzinger Demands GOP Leaders Respond To Officer’s Grief At Downplaying Of Jan. 6

In a new letter, a DC Metropolitan police officer expresses his naked grief and trauma after being “beaten with fists, metal objects, stripped of my issued badge, radio and ammunition magazine and electrocuted numerous times with a Taser” during the Capitol attack on January 6.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Taser, Kevin McCarthy, Adam Kinzinger, Kate Riga, Capitol insurrection


Berman: McCarthy sides with these people but not Cheney?

CNN's John Berman questions why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sides with controversial Republicans such as Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene but not long-time Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.
Tags: News, Cnn, Wyoming, House, Stories, Cheney, Mccarthy, Berman, John Berman, Kevin McCarthy, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene


Tucker Carlson is attacking COVID-19 vaccines again, making baseless claims about their safety

Tucker Carlson talking about COVID-19 vaccines on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Fox News The Fox News host Tucker Carlson upped his anti-vaccine rhetoric on Wednesday night. Without any supporting evidence, Carlson linked thousands of deaths to COVID-19 vaccines. "The actual number is almost certainly much higher than that - perhaps vastly higher," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in a segment of hi...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Cdc, US, Trends, Speed, United States, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Johnson Johnson, Kevin McCarthy, Carlson, Fox Nation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Tucker Carlson is attacking the COVID-19 vaccine again, baselessly claiming that thousands have died from taking the shot

Tucker Carlson talking about the COVID-19 vaccine on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Fox News Fox News host Tucker Carlson upped his anti-vaccine rhetoric on Wednesday night. Without any supporting evidence, Carlson claimed thousands have died from COVID-19 vaccines. "The actual number is almost certainly much higher than that - perhaps vastly higher," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in a segment of his ...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, California, Trends, Speed, United States, House, Fox News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tucker Carlson, Kevin McCarthy, Carlson, Fox Nation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Arkansas governor said he doesn't think it's 'healthy' for GOP to consider ousting Liz Cheney over Trump criticism

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said it is "divisive" for the GOP to consider ousting Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Cheney has been under scrutiny for her public criticism of former President Donald Trump. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday some members voiced concerns about Cheney's "ability to carry out the job as conference cha...
Tags: Politics, California, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Gop, Wyoming, Arkansas, House, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Hutchinson, Capitol, Erin Burnett


Why McCarthy is worried about testifying on Trump phone call

CNN's Jamie Gangel reports that House minority leader Kevin McCarthy does not want to testify under oath about his conversation with former President Trump concerning the Capitol insurrection.
Tags: News, Cnn, House, Stories, Mccarthy, Trump, Capitol, Kevin McCarthy, Jamie Gangel


GA Lt. Gov Rips GOPers In Cheney Ouster For Taking ‘Commands From Donald Trump’

Lieutenant Gov. of Georgia, Geoff Duncan (R), on Wednesday offered his support for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) who he said is "telling the truth," in spite of calls for her ouster from Republicans wedded to former President Donald Trump who refuse to reckon with the danger of  false claims about a stolen 2020 presidential election. [Author: Zoë Richards]
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Cheney, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Zoë Richards, Geoff Duncan, Georgia Geoff Duncan


It's a win-win-win for Republicans -- and Liz Cheney

Scott Jennings writes that if Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is ultimately ousted from her role as conference chair, it may be a win-win-win not only for her, but for her colleagues Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Elise Stefanik.
Tags: Cnn, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Scott Jennings


Meghan McCain rips House GOP leader for 'intentionally' attacking Rep. Liz Cheney because she refused 'to debase herself to Cheeto Jesus'

Meghan McCain. Screenshot/ABC "The View" co-host Meghan McCain went to bat for Rep. Liz Cheney after House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy attacked her on a hot mic. The GOP is "shivving her for ... refusing to debase herself to Cheeto Jesus," McCain said, referring to Trump. She said it was the most "asinine brand of politics" she's seen and added: "I promise you there will be consequences" for the GOP. See more stories on Insider's business page. "The View" co-host Meghan McCain didn&#...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Abc, Senate, Trends, Fox, Gop, Wyoming, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Republican Party, The View, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy


Biden says he doesn't 'understand the Republicans' amid House GOP efforts to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership

President Joe Biden speaks about the Colorado shootings in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Biden was asked for a reaction to House GOP members' efforts to remove Liz Cheney from leadership. "I don't understand the Republicans," Biden told reporters on Wednesday. Republican leaders are considering Rep. Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wedne...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, House Gop


Trump backs Rep. Elise Stefanik, who spread election lies, to replace Liz Cheney in House GOP leadership

Rep. Elise Stefanik and other top Republicans defend Donald Trump during his impeachment trial. Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump is backing Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to chair the House Republican conference. Stefanik, a fierce Trump supporter, is being considered to replace Liz Cheney in GOP leadership. This move comes after Cheney has attacked Trump for spreading lies about the 2020 election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump is backin...
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Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump in touch ahead of Liz Cheney's expected ouster

Former President Donald Trump is weighing in on the fight to replace Rep. Liz Cheney in the House Republican Party's leadership, blasting Cheney in a new statement and staying in touch with Republicans on Capitol Hill as the effort gets underway.
Tags: Cnn, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Cheney, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, House Republican party


Caught On Hot Mic, McCarthy Reportedly Throws Cheney Entirely Under The Bus

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was reportedly caught on a hot mic Tuesday fuming over Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and announcing that he's "had it" with the number three Republican, whose critique of former President Donald Trump has stood in the way of advancing the alternate reality his party is pushing.  [Author: Zoë Richards]
Tags: News, House, Donald Trump, Cheney, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Zoë Richards, Mic McCarthy


10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
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Rep. Liz Cheney's days as the No. 3 in House GOP leadership appear to be numbered

Rep. Liz Cheney's days as the No. 3 in House GOP leadership appear to be numbered, with speculation growing about her replacement and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy contending she has failed to do her job in driving the party's message to take back the majority.
Tags: News, House, Stories, House Gop, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Kevin McCarthy Caught On Hot Mic Saying He’s ‘Had It’ With Liz Cheney: Report

Cheney has refused to join many members of her party in attempting to sow doubt about the 2020 election.
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Kevin McCarthy Reportedly Caught On Hot Mic Saying He’s ‘Had It’ With Liz Cheney

Cheney has refused to join many members of her party in attempting to sow doubt about the 2020 election.
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A vote to oust Cheney from her leadership job seems all but certain and could happen as soon as May 12, several senior Republican members and aides say

Rep. Liz Cheney's days as the No. 3 in House GOP leadership appear to be numbered, with speculation growing about her replacement and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy contending she has failed to do her job in driving the party's message to take back the majority.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Cheney, House Gop, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


'I think she's got real problems': GOP leader Kevin McCarthy slams Rep. Liz Cheney on a hot mic, report says

House Republican Caucus Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) at a press briefing with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California). AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite GOP leader Kevin McCarthy privately ripped into Rep. Liz Cheney on Tuesday. "I've had it with her. You know, I've lost confidence," McCarthy told Fox during off-air remarks. McCarthy suggested that Cheney may lose her Republican leadership post. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, California, Trends, Fox, Gop, Wyoming, House, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Steve Doocy, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


It's not clear who is being considered to replace her since there's no vote scheduled, though Republicans expect one could happen as early as next week

Rep. Liz Cheney's days as the No. 3 in House GOP leadership appear to be numbered, with speculation growing about her replacement and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy contending she has failed to do her job in driving the party's message to take back the majority.
Tags: News, House, Stories, House Gop, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Analysis: McCarthy's dishonest explanation for getting rid of Cheney

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made clear Tuesday morning that a formal effort to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the third ranking leader is likely as soon as next week.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Cheney, Mccarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Analysis: McCarthy's dishonest explanation for ousting Cheney

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made clear Tuesday morning that a formal effort to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the third ranking leader is likely as soon as next week.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Cheney, Mccarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Analysis: McCarthy's dishonest explanation for getting rid of Liz Cheney

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made clear Tuesday morning that a formal effort to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the third ranking leader is likely as soon as next week.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Mccarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Kevin McCarthy's dishonest explanation for getting rid of Liz Cheney

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made clear Tuesday morning that a formal effort to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the third ranking leader is likely as soon as next week.
Tags: Cnn, House, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Cheney sees cratering support in House GOP as McCarthy says she isn't 'carrying out the message'

Rep. Liz Cheney's days as the No. 3 in House GOP leadership appear to be numbered, with speculation growing about her replacement and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy contending she has failed to do her job in driving the party's message to take back the majority.
Tags: Cnn, House, Cheney, Mccarthy, House Gop, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney


Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama a 'creepy old guy' and attacks him for urging Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine

President Barack Obama seen in an Ad Council public service announcement released March 11, 2021. YouTube/Ad Council Tucker Carlson called Barack Obama a "creepy old guy" for encouraging COVID-19 vaccination. The Fox News host attacked Obama for filming a PSA encouraging young people to get the shot. In recent weeks, Carlson has cast doubt over the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine on his show. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday called form...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Psa, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fox News, Pfizer, Vaccine


House Republicans are plotting to oust Liz Cheney and replace her with a pro-Trump woman

House Republicans reportedly believe Cheney can't be succeeded by a white man. Getty House Republicans are plotting to replace Rep. Liz Cheney, Axios reported. It follows her sustained criticism of former President Donald Trump. Potential replacements include Reps. Elise Stefanik, Ann Wagner, and Jackie Walorski, Axios reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Republicans are lining up replacements for the GOP leadership spot held by Rep. Liz Cheney following her...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Gop, House, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Electoral College, House Republican, Liz Cheney


Republicans are said to be plotting to oust Liz Cheney from House leadership and replace her with a pro-Trump woman

House Republicans reportedly believe Rep. Liz Cheney can't be succeeded by a white man. Getty Republicans are said to be plotting to replace Rep. Liz Cheney in House leadership, Axios reported. It follows her sustained criticism of former President Donald Trump. Potential replacements include Reps. Elise Stefanik, Ann Wagner, and Jackie Walorski, Axios said. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Republicans are said to be lining up replacements for the GOP leadership s...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Electoral College, Liz Cheney, Stefanik


Liz Cheney says Trump is 'poisoning our democratic system' after he tries to label the 2020 election he lost 'the big lie'

Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference after a meeting with the House Republican Conference on September 23, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images Donald Trump announced his intention to redefine the phrase "the Big Lie," which has been used for months to describe his election lies. Rep. Liz Cheney on Monday became a lone voice pushing back on Trump's attempt to repurpose the phrase. "The...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump, Misinformation, Calif, Capitol, Reuters Ipsos, Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Conference, Liz Cheney, Tom Williams



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