By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has been officially ousted from her position as U.S. House conference chair.
Cheney was removed from her position on Wednesday morning as she continued to urge Republicans to reject former President Donald Trump’s claims that he actually won the 2020 presidential election.
“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” Cheney told reporters after she was ousted during a closed-door meeting,” Cheney said. The party is in a place that we’ve got to bring it back from. We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president.”
She told her colleagues before they voted to oust her from her number three position in the House that she would continue to fight for conservative values in the United States and work to keep socialism out of the country.
Cheney has drawn the ire of many of her colleagues in recent weeks due to her regular skirmishes with Trump over his claims of fraud in the November general election.
The former president on Wednesday celebrated Cheney’s removal from her position, calling the representative a “bitter, horrible human being.”
“I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party,” Trump said on Wednesday. “She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country. She is a talking point for Democrats, whether that means the Border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy. She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country’s history.”
On Wednesday, Cheney made a plea for her colleagues to reject Trump’s claims and vowed not to align herself with people who perpetuate lies about the election.
“Today, we face a threat America has never seen before,” Cheney said. “A former president who provoked a violent attack on this capital. In an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him. He risks inciting further violence.”
Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump following the attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this year. Many legislators believe Trump helped incite the attack, as he held a rally where he claimed he won the election just hours before the riot occurred.