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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is reportedly inching closer to pulling the trigger and booting Democrat Party-aligned “Republican” Rep. Liz Cheney from the Armed Services Committee over her continually appalling behavior.
This development comes as Cheney continues to throw the Republican Party under by the bus by siding with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her left-wing interests.
On Wednesday, for instance, she held a rogue press conference to slam her own colleagues, particularly McCarthy, but shower praise on Pelosi.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 22, 2021
At issue is the Democrats’ Jan. 6th commission. McCarthy offered up five Republicans as potential committee participants, but Pelosi automatically rejected two of them, Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, on Wednesday.
In response, the House minority leader withdrew all five picks and vowed that the Republican Party would not participate in the commission at all, thus making the commission a grossly partisan — versus bipartisan — affair.
But instead of standing with the party, Cheney rushed to take Pelosi’s side and has also accepted a seat on the commission courtesy of an invitation from the Democrat leader, thus technically making the commission bipartisan again.
She even reportedly took part in a veritable party in the speaker’s office.
“When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol,” the Associated Press reported Friday.
“Pelosi spoke of the ‘solemn responsibility’ before them and raised her water glass to Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president and the sole Republican in the room,” according to the AP.
“Let us salute Liz for her courage,” Pelosi reportedly said.
As far as McCarthy is concerned, this may just be the last straw — and not only for Cheney but for Rep. Adam Kinzinger as well.
“Pelosi is also reportedly considering appointing a second Trump critic, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), to the Jan. 6 select committee, another move that would infuriate Republicans. Kinzinger serves on both the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee,” according to The Hill.
Asked this week whether he might push to remove Cheney and Kinzinger from their respective committees, McCarthy said he’s open to the possibility.
“I think it’s a conference decision. The conference will look at it,” he said.
And not just because of their disobedience but also because they’re focused on all the wrong things. According to McCarthy, the GOP’s focus should be on issues that matter to the American people, namely crime, inflation, and border security.
The last time the House Republican Conference voted, they ousted Cheney from her position as conference chair, provoking outrage from … liberal Democrats, not conservative Republicans.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 14, 2021
Unlike Cheney, who seems hellbent on sucking up to Pelosi, her successor, current House Republican Conference chair Elise Stefanik, has kept her relationship with the Democrat leader confrontational.
After the House speaker rejected McCarthy’s commission picks, she quickly responded with a fierce statement blasting the “authoritarian” move.
“Nancy Pelosi is a radical authoritarian Speaker of the House. The American people have always known the truth — that the Pelosi partisan January 6th commission was never about investigating the facts, it was only ever about Pelosi’s radical politics and the Left’s endless obsession with crushing any discussion or debate,” she said.
She added that the commission is “an absolute sham” and then questioned what Pelosi’s trying to hide.
“What is Nancy Pelosi so afraid of? She is afraid of the American people finding out the truth that her failed leadership and the gross mismanagement of the U.S. Capitol led to the tragic events of that day,” she said.
“She is afraid of millions of peaceful and patriotic Americans across the country who are fighting for election integrity. She is afraid of her Republican colleagues who will work every day to hold her accountable for destroying this country and the United States Congress,” she said.
Stefanik concluded her statement by calling Pelosi “the most despised Speaker of the House” and urging Americans to fire her “once and for all” in 2022.
My statement on Speaker Pelosi’s authoritarian decision regarding the January 6th commission: pic.twitter.com/DJ2DdXmeJQ
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) July 21, 2021
The statement drew immediate comparisons to Cheney’s subservient behavior toward Pelosi.
As one cheeky critic put it, it’s like Cheney is nothing more than “Nancy Pelosi’s b—h at this point.”
Look (*Language warning):
she’s not even a Republican anymore she’s Nancy Pelosi‘s bitch at this point.
(prove me wrong)😜
— trashguy5 (@trashguy5) July 22, 2021
Stefanik, on the other hand, appears to be Pelosi’s worst nightmare.
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