It looks likely that Rep. Liz Cheney is not going to hold on to her position as chair of the House Republican Conference, largely because of her in-your-face, unrepentant anti-Trump attitude that bleeds over to his supporters, who are a large majority of the Republican base. But if she was counting on the anti-Trump media to throw her a life preserver, they just threw her an anvil instead.
The New Yorker revealed that Cheney secretly orchestrated a January op-ed in the Washington Times in which 10 previous Defense Secretaries (including her dad, Dick Cheney) denounced Trump. The letter falsely accused him (based on pre-election Democrat conspiracy theories) of planning to politicize the military by involving it in disputes over the election.
Thank goodness we now have Joe Biden, who as President would NEVER politicize the military! And why would he involve it in disputes over the election when he could send in the politicized Justice Department instead?
The current frontrunner to replace Cheney is New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has Trump’s endorsement. But if he’s judging solely on opposition to Trump, you might wonder why he picked her. Stefanik hasn’t been an outspoken anti-Trumper, but her voting record is almost 100% nay on Trump’s America First agenda. Here’s a rundown of her voting record, from opposing the Trump tax cut and border wall funding to supporting amnesty, transgender troops, the Paris Climate Accord, Obamacare, abortion and other liberal issues.
I’m not saying that Republicans have to support Liz Cheney, but maybe they should do a little more research before leaping to any replacement just because she’s not Liz Cheney.