There is no doubt that former President Donald Trump holds substantial influence over the current Republican Party.
The New York Post reported: “House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position Wednesday, a rare move that highlights the power that former President Donald Trump still holds in the party.”
“Cheney — daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and one of Trump’s most vocal critics — served as the House Republican Conference chairwoman, a position that entails leading the chamber’s messaging efforts.”
Cheney used this action to bash the “current state” of the GOP, insulting her peers.
“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,” Cheney said, increasing Republican tensions.
Cheney finds herself caught in a conflict. She intends to support her colleagues while also insulting the former Republican president, that those very colleagues support.
Cheney holds such resentment for Donald Trump that she said “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” in response to a question from the media.
Donald Trump went as far to refer to the Wyoming Republican as a “talking point for democrats”.
Cheney, who panders to the left has become something of a talking point for the left when it comes to finding republicans who conform to their ideals and bend to their will.
“She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country’s history. I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!” The former President continued.
Others like Jim Jordan reported that Cheney recited democrat talking points as if she was playing for the other side.