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Cheney Speaks After Vote to Remove Her From Republican Leadership

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Cheney Speaks After Vote to Remove Her From Republican Leadership

Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming was ousted from the House Republican leadership ranks on Wednesday over her refusal to stay quiet about Donald J. Trump’s election lies. Cheney said she would do everything she can to make sure that the former president doesn’t take office again.

“I am absolutely committed, as I said last night, and as I said, just now to my colleagues, that we must go forward based on truth. We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the Constitution. And going forward, the nation needs it. The nation needs a strong Republican Party. The nation needs a party that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism. I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president, never again, gets anywhere near the Oval Office. We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language. We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution.” Reporter: “Do you feel betrayed by today’s vote?” “I do not. I think that it is an indication of where the Republican Party is. And I think that the party is in a place that we’ve got to bring it back from. And we’ve got to get back to a position where we are a party that can fight for conservative principles, that can fight for substance. We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president — thank you.”

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