WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP ousts Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership job, punishing Trump critic who rebuked his election fraud falsehoods.


WASHINGTON (AP) – A combative Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late yesterday, taking to the House floor the day before her expected ouster from a leadership post.

During her remarks, she warned that former President Donald Trump and his GOP supporters are threatening to “undermine our democracy.”

In an abruptly announced evening appearance in a nearly empty House chamber, Cheney cast herself as a defender of the Constitution.

Her four-minute speech also served notice that she had no intention of backing down in her battle against Trump, who has retained loyalty among many GOP lawmakers and voters – even as it leaves Cheney’s once promising political career in question.

Speaking of Trump and the GOP, Cheney said, “remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.”


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