Kevin McCarthy mocked for saying he 'embraces free thought' as Liz Cheney is punished for speaking out
Senator Mitt Romney is the latest Republican to come to the aid of House Republican Caucus Chair Liz Cheney, targeted for expulsion for declaring a simple fact: Donald Trump lost re-election in November.
Expelling Liz Cheney from leadership won’t gain the GOP one additional voter, but it will cost us quite a few.— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1620674553.0
Romney's warning Monday afternoon comes just after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy scheduled a vote for Wednesday to oust Cheney in a letter to "Friends." McCarthy was mercilessly mocked for claiming he embraces "free thought and debate," as The Washington Post's Dave Weigel notes:
"Unlike the left, we embrace free thought and debate," McCarthy says in a letter explaining why the party has to pu… https://t.co/EQFSUxeKRZ— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel)1620674221.0
House Republicans at that time are expected to elect Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to replace Cheney.
ABC News' Ben Siegel notes the far right-wing Club for Growth rates Cheney much more conservative than Stefanik and about on par with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is hated by Republicans. But as one House Republican said Sunday, the only thing that matters to the GOP is taking back the House.
.@club4growth voting scorecard in the 116th Congress: Rep. Liz Cheney: 65% Rep. Elise Stefanik: 40% Rep. Ilhan Om… https://t.co/W5Libxd5C1— Ben Siegel (@Ben Siegel)1620676381.0
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