'The tent is about to collapse': CNN's Erin Burnett details warnings from inside GOP about Cheney ouster

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There is little doubt that House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) will be stripped of her office on Wednesday, as Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has made clear he has lost confidence in her. But on Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," anchor Erin Burnett laid out how even some Republicans — particularly the wing of the party critical of Trumpism — are recoiling at the optics of such a move.

"In an irony, McCarthy writing to his Republican colleagues tonight," wrote Burnett. "I quote him: 'We are a big tent party and unlike the left, we embrace free thought and debate.' Let's talk about this. McCarthy is kicking out Cheney for having a different opinion. He says it is for a big tent party that embraces free thought and debate. Wow, he has in polite terms. Liz Cheney says the election was free and fair and Trump is responsible for what happened on January 6th. These are facts, and as a point of fact, once upon a time, Cheney and McCarthy agreed on facts on the crucial points of January 6th."

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