/Trump, McCarthy, Scalise all back Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney in caucus leadership
Trump, McCarthy, Scalise all back Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney in caucus leadershi

Trump, McCarthy, Scalise all back Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney in caucus leadership


Trump, McCarthy, Scalise all back Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney in caucus leadershi

ALLAHPUNDIT | Hotair.com

Sounds like it’s a done deal.
A source close to Cheney summed up for WaPo why she’s not bummed about losing her leadership role: “She’s not going to be a good messenger if it requires lying.” The caucus wants someone who’ll be agnostic at best and a liar at worst about whether the election was stolen from Trump and whether the insurrection wasn’t that bad. Someone whose raw ambition will lead her to pander to any constituency as needed, however amorally. In Stefanik, they’ve found that person.
Congratulations to all on this exciting new direction. As Tim Miller said yesterday, soon the only Republican in Congress who’ll have paid a political price for the insurrection is Liz Cheney for having told the truth about it.
I appreciate this statement that Trump put out this morning, as it does two things. First, it reminds people that it’s not Cheney who keeps dragging the party back to the subject of whether the election was rigged. Trump himself insists on doing that. Cheney’s simply contradicting him. Second, it explodes the talking point some Trump allies are pushing that Cheney is being ousted because her policy views are too far out of sync with the post-Trump GOP’s. She’s an ultra-hawk, just like her dad! By doubling down on “stop the steal” talking points here and dragging Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell into it, though, Trump makes clear that no, of course this is all about Cheney refusing to go along with “rigged election” propaganda:
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