House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Tuesday during a hot mic moment before a live interview on Fox News.
“I think she’s got real problems,” McCarthy told Fox News host Steve Doocy right before appearing on “Fox and Friends,” according to Axios. “I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her.”
He added, “You know, I’ve lost confidence. … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”
During his interview, McCarthy noted the GOP is past the congresswoman’s impeachment vote against Trump. His concern involves her ability to represent her role as a House Republican now and in the future.
“I haven’t heard members concerned about her vote on impeachment. It’s more concerned about the job, ability to do, and what’s our best step forward that we can all work together instead of attacking one another,” he said during the interview.
A growing coalition of House Republicans is now working to oust Cheney. Some sources have reported she’ll be out of power by the end of the month.
For many conservatives, the news comes as a refreshing change to the RINO-like efforts of Cheney, Mitt Romney (R-UT) and others who have both opposed Trump and conservative values.
What these RINO (Republican in name only) leaders fail to realize is that the push back to their message is not just about Trump. Many conservatives supported Trump because he put America first, plain and simple.
But some Republicans have long abandoned country for cash. Follow the financers behind Cheney, and you’ll find your explanation regarding her ongoing attacks on Trump.
The question will now be whether Republicans can really do what they claim and remove Cheney from power. The idea sounds great, but the results might not be. Why not? First, she does represent a Republican vote on most issues in the House for now.
Second, if Cheney is removed, there’s the process of replacing her. Democrats will call Republicans a divided party. There could be a gap between Cheney’s removal and the time a new House member takes her place, leaving Republicans one vote short in a closely divided House.
The risks have certainly been considered by conservative leaders. It appears the time has come, regardless of the difficulties in the process. If the anonymous voices are correct, Cheney could be out by the end of the month.
Another option could be her removal from her top congressional committee. The change would not be as satisfying to conservatives, but would show rogue Republicans will not be tolerated. Instead, she would be minimized until the 2020 midterms, when Wyoming voters would have the opportunity to run a new Republican candidate to challenge her in the primary.
Either way, it appears Cheney’s days are numbered. That’s good for conservatives — and good for America. A midterm power change to give Republicans power in the House can go far in slowing the left’s destructive policies, offering a lifeline for the second half of the Biden administration’s (hopefully only) term.