GOP representative claims Trump Wing is pushing to topple Cheney because she’s not ‘lying’
House Republicans are increasingly frustrated with Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) Amid an ongoing row over her views on former President Trump, The Hill reported on Saturday. GOP lawmakers have warned that Cheney could lose her post as Speaker of the House Republican Conference. “If a prerequisite for running our conference continues to lie to our constituents, then Liz is not the best fit,” Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R., Ohio) told The Hill. Gonzalez was one of ten GOP representatives, including Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump after the Capitol riot on January 6. “Liz is not going to lie to people. Liz is going to say what she thinks, ”Gonzalez added. “She will stand on the principle. And if that will distract people, it is not the best solution. I wish it hadn’t. Cheney has continued to criticize Trump since the Capitol Riot. While House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) Called Trump leader of the Republican Party, Cheney told reporters last week that McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) Were the party leaders. Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), Head of the Republican Study Committee, said Cheney’s comments were “side distractions” that could threaten GOP unity. “I think a lot of us would like to see her join the team, be part of the same team, the same mission, the same goal. And at this point, that’s what a lot of us are questioning, ”Banks told Axios last week. “As we focus on unifying the Republican Conference and our mission to win back the majority, it focuses on the past and proves a point,” a lawmaker told The Hill on condition of anonymity. “She is walking away from the conference, and I have to imagine that if she does not resign, there will be a new vote in the near future and the result will be unbalanced in the opposite direction from what it was before.