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||GOP ousts Liz Cheney from leadership role
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On May 12, U.S. House Republicans voted quickly to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as their number-three leader over her repeated criticism of Donald Trumpa massive shakeup that ties the party tighter to Trump and threatens to create a new litmus test in the GOP, Politico reported.
The fast-moving campaign to dump Cheney, Congress' highest-ranking Republican woman, and replace her with a Trump loyalist was orchestrated by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his top deputies.
Before being deposed, Cheneythe daughter of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and the sister of out lesbian Mary Cheneysaid, "I promise you this: After today, I will be leading the fight to restore our party and our nation to conservative principles, to defeating socialism, to defending our republic, to making the GOP worthy again of being the party of Lincoln."
After Cheney was ousted from her GOP leadership position, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois said he supported her, according to CNN.com .
"Liz has committed the only sin of being consistent and telling the truth. The truth is that the election was not stolen. Seventy-four million voters were not disenfranchisedthey were just outnumbered. And it's important for our party to take inventory of that and go out and win the next election instead of continuing the big lie," he said .
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