Congresswoman Liz Cheney has been one of the most vocal GOP critics of President Donald J. Trump. She was one of 10 House members to vote in favor of impeaching President Trump. She has had little, if any, reluctance to take on President Trump.
Yet she remains the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress. For the record, both Congresswomen Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks voted for Cheney to retain her leadership position. Congressman Randy Feenstra refuses to say whether he supported Cheney.
The rivalry between President Trump and Cheney, the daughter of former VP Dick Cheney, continued this week. Asked if President Trump would appear at the House Republicans’ policy retreat in Florida, Cheney said she hasn’t invited him.
The retreat is sponsored by Congressional Institute, according to The Hill. A spokesperson for the group said it has not invited President Trump.
“And no one from Republican leadership has asked us to invite him,” the group said in an email, according to The Hill.
Cheney, who was a loud and vocal critic of former Congressman Steve King as well, is also taking on Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Congressman Paul Gosar.
Greene and Gosar have reportedly discussed a pro-Trump “America First Caucus.” The Hill reported that a draft policy platform for the caucus calls for defending America’s “uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and former GOP Speaker John Boehner have both criticized the idea. Cheney joined that chorus.
“Any form of nativism or racism or anti-Semitism — those things are evil,” Cheney said.
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