House Republicans set to take vote on Liz Cheney’s future

ABC News deputy political director, Averi Harper, joins us to discuss Cheney’s fate after she criticized Donald Trump’s hold on the GOP and whether there is a chance for bipartisan cooperation.
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set to take a secret and potentially faithful vote on the future of Liz Cheney. She's a member of the Republican leadership team who got herself into hot water by criticizing Donald Trump's claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged. Let's bring in averi Harper. Averi, good morning. So it seems like Liz Cheney could be voted out of her leadership post this week. So what does that say about the grip that Donald Trump still has on the GOP? Well, Dan, it says that that grip is so tight on the party. He is still the leader of the party even though he is no longer in office. You have to remember the only reason why Cheney is going to be ousted from her role as the Republican conference chair is because she continues to speak out against president trump. Not only did she call out the election lies, but she also called them dangerous to the Republican party and to democracy itself, and so now we're seeing this push for congresswoman Elise Stefanik to take her place amid concerns she's not conservative enough, but one thing matters. She's a trump loyalist and she has the endorsement of the former president. Liz Cheney could be paying the price. Let me ask you about something else that's coming up here this week. There is a meeting set between Republicans in congress and Democrats in congress to talk about areas of potential collaboration going forward. Given however that the senate minority leader, the Republican leader in the senate Mitch Mcconnell recently talked about, quote, stopping the Biden administration, what are the odds of bipartisan cooperation going forward on things like infrastructure or children's education? Right. Those comments really harken back to the Obama years when Mcconnell talked about making Obama a one-term president. So this is a far cry from the Republican epiphany that Biden said would happen once trump was out of office. So in terms of negotiation on infrastructure, Biden says he's open to it, but we'll see what happens. The fact is that Republicans have a much narrower interpretation ofwhat infrastructure is than Democrats so there's a long way before that plan could make it back to his desk. A long way before we see bipartisanship in Washington. Averi, this is your first time on weekend "Gma." This is. Thanks for having me. You are great. Welcome back. I want to remind everybody to

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