Liz Cheney Says Her Job Now Is to Stop Trump From Becoming President Again

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Following her ouster from her top leadership post in the House, Rep. Liz Cheney says her job now is to never let former President Donald Trump back in the Oval Office.

“Going forward, the nation needs it, the nation needs a strong Republican Party, the nation needs a party that that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism,” said Cheney.

“I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that that’s how this party goes forward. And I plan to lead the fight to do that.”

Meeting behind closed doors for less than 20 minutes, GOP lawmakers used a voice vote to remove Cheney, R-Wyoming., from the party’s No. 3 House position, a jarring turnabout to what’s been her fast-rising career within the party.

She was Congress’ highest-ranking Republican woman and is a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and her demotion was the latest evidence that challenging Trump can be career-threatening.

Cheney has refused to stop repudiating Trump and defiantly signaled after the meeting that she intended to use her overthrow to try pointing the party away from the former president.

“I stand with Liz, I’m proud of her,” said Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.

“There’s a lot of people that are proud of her for what she’s done and a lot of people that feel threatened by her and that’s their decision. But going forward, I think she’s going to be a great leader for this country in this party.”

Cheney’s replacement was widely expected to be Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., who entered the House in 2015 at age 30, then the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Stefanik owns a more moderate voting record than Cheney but has evolved into a vigorous Trump defender who’s echoed some of his unfounded claims about widespread election cheating.

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