As the Republican party continues to solidify behind President Trump’s America-First Republicans and the mechanisms of the Save America PAC and America First Legal make their presence felt, Congresswoman Liz Cheney and other RINOs like Senator Mitt Romney are feeling the pinch.
In recent days, top-billed Republicans: Congressmen Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Minority Whip and Jim Banks(R-IN), the Chair of the Republican Study Committee have dropped commentary that should have the heiress to the Cheney political machine very, very worried.
According to Axios,
“Banks (R-Ind.), leader of the largest conservative caucus in the House, told Axios Friday that Cheney’s continued criticisms are “an unwelcome distraction,” and he questioned whether she would retain her leadership role in a month.
Scalise said somewhat more diplomatically
“This idea that you just disregard President Trump is not where we are, and, frankly, he has a lot to offer still.”
A Feud Cheney Can’t Afford Intensifies
House Majority Leader McCarthy was critical of anyone detracting from the purpose of the Republican retreat last month, “If you’re sitting here at a retreat that’s focused on policy, focused on the future of making American next-century, and you’re talking about something else, you’re not being productive.”
Cheney’s ongoing blood-feud with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is also taking its’ toll with many wondering if the Wyoming RINO can weather another challenge to her role as head of the GOP Conference. The two initially had a falling out when Cheney voted in favor of the second farcical Democrat impeachment of President Trump, the rift was further exacerbated by Cheney’s insistance on a very narrow investigation of the January 6th Capitol breach.
Back in February, Cheney stomped out an ill-prepared attempt by embattled Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to oust her with a commanding majority (145-61).
A Second Secret Ballot “Inevitable”
A recent story in Vanity Fair claims that Republicans unwilling to officially go on record are saying that another challenge to Cheney’s role as the GOP’s number 3 in the House is “inevitable”.
“The Republican lawmaker who spoke to The Hill insisted that the groundswell against her “isn’t about Liz Cheney wanting to impeach Donald Trump,” but rather “Cheney being completely out of synch with the majority of our conference.”
According to CNN, “A senior House Republican, who backed Cheney in the past, predicted to CNN that she could be “in very big trouble” and stands on shaky ground to remain as the No. 3 in the House Republican Conference. “Members of all stripes were really upset she trampled all over the messaging and unity we otherwise had at the retreat.”
The GOP consensus has been that the entire summer of destructive rioting by BLM and Antifa must also be scrutinized and the complicity of the Democrats in Congress similarly addressed. Furthermore, the consensus of the party was that President Trump’s second impeachemnt was legally invalid and the President was not-guilty. However, Cheney doesn’t want to risk alienating her Democrat overlord Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she really should just update her party affiliation. She is out of friends that can help her or are willing to do so on the right.