[UPDATE: TRUMP RESPONDS] – Republicans just voted to oust Liz Cheney from leadership role – So why exactly did they do that???

House Republicans have just voted to oust Liz Cheney from here leadership role as Conference Chair by a voice vote:

It looks like the deed is done, that Cheney is ousted, and now they’ll vote to replace her with Stefanik.

Much of the media is claiming that she was ousted because she opposed Trump. That’s partly true, but it isn’t the whole story. Byron York wrote about this today and explains that it was really because Cheney was only focused on Trump, continuing to relitigate issues from November to January, and was not focused on Biden and the 2022 elections:

York makes the point that Republicans simply weren’t all that angry with Cheney back in January, despite her vote to impeach Trump. So why are they now so angry that she has to go?

And that they did. Cheney has become so obsessed with Trump that she’s now seen by her colleagues as someone who could no longer do their job and represent the entire Republican conference. This isn’t about her voting to impeach Trump – that much is clear. And it’s not even about her disagreeing with Trump. It’s because she’s completely lose focus and has become a one issue Republican. Biden is the one in the Oval Office, but Liz Cheney still believes opposing Trump is the way forward and that’s why she’s been dumped.

UPDATE: Trump responds to Cheney’s outster:

Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being. I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. 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. I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!

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