GOP prepares to replace Cheney in leadership role after being ousted

House Republicans voted Wednesday to remove the Wyoming representative as the third-ranking party member over her criticism of former President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election.
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Transcript for GOP prepares to replace Cheney in leadership role after being ousted
The battle inside the Republican Party person Liz Cheney is ousted from her leadership post after calling out former president try him for his lies about the election. Abode is coming tomorrow who will take her place because god is on Capitol Hill with the latest good morning Rachel. George good morning she was kicked out a party leadership and then booed during the vote but from the latest Cheney is firing right back this morning she says she is determined. To restore the Republican Party. This morning with the divide in the Republican Party only growing deeper congresswoman Liz Cheney is defying. Promising to continue to fight against Donald Trump we cannot both. Embrace the big lie and embrace the constitution the boat that ousted her from party leadership. Loyalty tests of the former president but Cheney is not backing down IA act. Will do everything I can't. To ensure. That the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office her downfall has been all but certain for weeks after she continued to call out trumps false claims about the two point one election but outside the white house on Wednesday. Leader Kevin McCarthy insisted Republicans. Don't want to re litigate the past I don't think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election that's not the case many still expressed doubts. Including congresswoman Elise Stephon the front runner to replace Cheney. Who was pushed baseless claims about unprecedented voting irregularities the former president reveling in the news of Cheney's removal calling her quote a bitter horrible human being but one of her few GOP allies predicting all this. Will backfire. Here if you're Donald Trump you may be celebrating today. But a Liz Cheney feeling free to go out and speak as often as she wants about the truth is much more a threat to him than she was. And congresswoman a Lee stepped Monica is still seen as the clear front runner to replace Cheney when that vote happens tomorrow some Republicans. Still raising some concern about her record saying it's not conservative enough but she does have the backing of Donald Trump and a key factor at play here George. He maintains that hold on the party OK Rachel thank you.

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