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Cheney On Trump: ‘I Will Do Everything I Can’ To Keep Him Away From The White House

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Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) vowed following House Republicans’ Wednesday vote to remove her as GOP conference chairwoman to do everything she can to keep former President Trump from returning to power. 

Sources inside a closed-door session Wednesday morning said lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to oust Cheney, who had attracted growing pushback from Trump allies in Congress for repeatedly refuting his claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and blaming him for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

In remarks to reporters immediately following the vote, Cheney doubled down on her vow to continue countering Trump’s message, saying, “We must go forward based on truth.”

“We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the Constitution,” she said, adding “the nation needs a strong Republican Party” and a “party based on fundamental principles of conservatism.” 

In response to a reporter’s question on whether she was “concerned” that Trump will launch another presidential bid in 2024, Cheney said, “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, and… (Read more)

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