Liz Cheney Says Trump is "Poisoning our Democratic System"

Headline Roundup May 4th, 2021

In a tweet on Monday, Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) tweeted that former President Donald Trump is "poisoning our democratic system" with his persistent claims that his November election defeat was the result of fraud.

Cheney's tweet appeared to anger Trump supporters; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) said Tuesday that GOP lawmakers are growing more concerned about Cheney’s ability to carry out her duties as conference chair. McCarthy insisted the anti-Cheney sentiment has nothing to do with her vote to impeach Trump after the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Liz Cheney Says Trump is "Poisoning our Democratic System"

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ANALYSIS

Liz Cheney sees a winning strategy where none of her conference colleagues will go.

On Monday morning, a political action committee for Donald Trump—a film extra who served as president of the United States from 2017 to 2021—released a statement saying that “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” The rebranding edict was directed to no one in particular. But among the prominent politicians who chose to respond to it was Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking member and chair...

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The No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday said former President Donald Trump was “poisoning our democratic system” with his persistent false claims that his November election defeat was the result of fraud.

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a Trump critic, assailed him in a tweet, risking further raising the ire of the former president's allies in their Republican Party.

"The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their...

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that GOP lawmakers are growing more concerned about Rep. Liz Cheney’s ability to carry out her duties as conference chair.

Mr. McCarthy insisted the anti-Cheney sentiment has nothing to do with her vote to impeach former President Trump after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message,” Mr. McCarthy said on “Fox & Friends.”

“We all need to be working as...

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