The removal of Liz Cheney is sparking disputes among the American Democratic. Here is why the third most powerful politician to criticize Trump was voted out of her position.
The House of Republican representative is one of the strongest critics of America’s former President Donald Trump and has engaged in many conflicts with him, including the peril of voting to impeach him earlier this year.
The politician and attorney is the daughter of former US Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney, an author and former talk-show host. Cheney is married to attorney Phillip Perry and has five children.
Why Was Liz Cheney Ousted From The GOP?
Chiney was voted out from her position as the chamber’s third-ranked GOP leader allegedly because of her repetitive rebukes against Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in promoting the January 6 Capitol attack.
“Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar. I will not sit back and watch in silence while others lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law and joins the former president’s crusade to undermine our democracy,” Cheney said on her demotion.
How Did The Democrats React To The Ousting?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Republicans had “reached a new and very dangerous low” after they removed Cheney. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a fierce critic of Cheney’s politics, claimed the removal as “shameful.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin also condemned Cheney’s ouster and commented on the cancellation of Liz Cheney by Trump and the GOP as a “flashing red danger sign for democracy”.
Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Carolyn Maloney said at a hearing that no member of Congress should be punished for speaking the truth, he quoted, remaining speechless and neglecting the lie about the election “would only embolden the liar.”