There is a real power struggle within the Republican Party.
To be fair, there’s a power struggle in both parties right now. But with Democrats enjoying control of the House, Senate and White House, they can conceal their battle a bit.
Republicans do not have that same luxury.
Congresswoman Liz Cheney has upset many of her voters in Wyoming. Republicans across the country are wanting her removed from leadership.
But Republicans in Congress ignored the outrage from their conservative base on Wednesday night.
Cheney “easily beat back” a conservative-led push to boot her off leadership, according to Politico.
The numbers, according to Politico:
*145 Republicans voted against the resolution calling on Cheney to step down.
*61 voted for it.
The Iowa Standard reached out to Congressman Randy Feenstra and Congresswomen Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks on Wednesday afternoon.
We asked for their thoughts on both the Cheney situation as well as the situation involving Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
As of early Thursday morning, we have not received a response. However, Hinson tweeted out there she supported Cheney for conference chair:
“Am glad she got a vote of confidence tonight,” Hinson said.
Conservative House leader Jim Jordan said it was not the position he supported but said he will move forward.
Politico reported that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave a “full-throated defense” of Cheney at the beginning of the meeting.
Politico stated that Cheney refused to apologize for her impeachment vote.
For what it is worth, all three Iowa Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to certify the results of the Electoral College.
In fact, Iowa joined only one other state with multiple GOP members in the House in which every member voted to certify the election results.
Iowa’s company in that regard?
Yes, Republicans from California and New York were willing to challenge the results of the Electoral College, but none from Iowa were willing to do the same.
If we hear back from Feenstra or Miller-Meeks, we will publish their responses.
In the meantime, if Iowans would like to know how Feenstra and Miller-Meeks voted on Cheney’s leadership position, we’d encourage you to reach out to your representatives. We’re also waiting to hear from all three regarding Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene:
Congressman Randy Feenstra:
DC number: (202) 225-4426
Sioux City office: (712) 224-4692
Congresswoman Ashley Hinson:
DC number: (202) 225-2911
Cedar Rapids office: (319) 364-2288
Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks:
DC office: (202) 225-6576