When it comes to Congresswoman Liz Cheney, there is nothing that has changed from early February to May 11. Nothing.
Everything we know about Liz Cheney today, we knew about Liz Cheney on Feb. 2. Cheney despises President Donald J. Trump, voted to impeach Trump and refuses to acknowledge the likely massive voter fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election.
She constantly degraded Trump throughout his presidency. Again, nothing new.
Yet in early February, the House Republicans voted to keep Cheney as the Conference Chair by a 145-61 vote. That’s a healthy margin. Again, we knew everything about Cheney in that moment that we know now.
But now, tomorrow, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has scheduled a vote for Wednesday morning to remove Cheney from that leadership position.
And it appears that there is support from Iowa’s congressional delegation to remove her, which again is ironic between there is nothing new in terms of information on Liz Cheney from February when they voted in support of her.
Congresswoman Ashley Hinson said she disagreed with Cheney’s vote on impeachment, but “there are going to be many times where I don’t vote the same way as my colleagues — whether or not they are in leadership or in our conference.”
“I do think Liz Cheney is an important leader in our conference and in our party,” Hinson added.
Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks also confirmed that she voted for Cheney to retain her leadership position.
Congressman Randy Feenstra has refused to say how he voted in early February.
Hinson has since flipped and announced last week she would support Stefanik while noting she “respects” Cheney’s record. Stefanik helped both Hinson and Miller-Meeks in their respective congressional races.
While voting to remove Cheney is the right thing to do on Wednesday, it was obviously the right thing to do in early February. Anybody with a conservative pulse should have known that.
But here we are, three months behind and having to react when the GOP House Republicans could have been proactive.
No doubt there will be cheers from Iowa Republicans on Wednesday when and if Miller-Meeks, Hinson and Feenstra vote to remove Cheney, but the real question is why didn’t they vote that way in February?