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Fox host confronts GOP lawmaker over opposition to Cheney, asks if it's because she's 'not as loyal' to Trump

Fox host confronts GOP lawmaker over opposition to Cheney, asks if it's because she's 'not as loyal' to Trump

5/9/2021 9:32:00 PM

Fox host confronts GOP lawmaker over opposition to Cheney, asks if it's because she's 'not as loyal' to Trump

'What is it about Liz Cheney that isn't focusing on this [ GOP ] mission? She opposes Joe Biden 's agenda very strongly,' Chris Wallace pointed out.

Wallace then asked Banks why he was"unwilling to discuss" Cheney's"criticism" of Trump."I'm not. And as a rank and file member of the House Republican Conference, Liz Cheney or anyone else in our conference can stay focused on other issues unrelated to us winning back the majority in the midterm election," he said."But I know that the belief that I have, Chris, that a majority of our conference has—that she's lost focus on the single mission that we have."

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Later in the interview, Wallace pointed out that Cheney has simply been pointing out the reality that Trump continues to lie about the 2020 election."Liz Cheney is saying in fact that Donald Trump contributed to the riot [against the Capitol on January 6]," he said."Is it a lie that the election was stolen? Did he [Trump] contribute to the insurrection on the Capitol?"

Banks responded by saying he's never said that the election was"stolen." However, he said that he has"very serious concerns with how the election was conducted." The Indiana Republican was one of the 147 GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden's victory in key battleground states, backing groundless claims that there were valid concerns about widespread voter fraud. headtopics.com

House Republicans are expected to remove Cheney from her role as the No. 3 House Republican this week. On Sunday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, asserted in an interview withFoxBusiness that he backs Stefanik's bid to unseat Cheney. McCarthy previously supported Cheney after a group of GOP House members attempted to oust her earlier this year. In addition to McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, and Trump have both endorsed Stefanik to replace Cheney.

Cheney was one of the 10 House Republicans to vote withDemocratsto impeach Trump following the attack by his supporters on the Capitol. Ahead of that vote, Cheney blasted the then president, saying that"there has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution." Notably, McCarthy blamed Trump for the attack on the Capitol at the time as well, but he declined to vote for the then president's impeachment.

Although Trump and his allies continue to claim that the 2020 election was fraudulent, they have not provided evidence to substantiate this extraordinary allegation. Dozens of election lawsuits filed in state and federal courts have failed. Even judges appointed by Trump and other Republicans dismissed or rejected the often bizarre allegations. Meanwhile, numerous audits and recounts in key battleground states—including in states where elections were overseen by Trump-supporting Republicans—have reaffirmed Biden's victory.

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In demoting Cheney, GOP holds on to Trump at risk of further alienating othersThe calculation is that the party will be better off in the 2022 midterm elections embracing fmr. Pres. Trump than running from him, even if it means further alienating a group of voters who were key to Democratic victories in 2018 and 2020. How do alienate fraud. The election was stolen! It won't happen again! 141,000 illegal votes in Michigan is NO Lie! Happened in WI, PA, and GA, you can not get that many votes in 1 second. the GOPTraitors are removing Cheney for telling the truth Think about that What kind of insane math are they using?

In demoting Cheney, GOP holds on to Trump at risk of further alienating others'That does not strike me as the best way to get back the suburban voters who've left the party in the last few years,' said pollster Whit Ayres. Suburban Voters do not support government slashing, war loving neocons like Liz. The just don't. The GOP has been replaced by the GQP How do I contact Yahoo India news for coverage? ✍️ 💡🦸🌡️📲💻🖥️⚖️💡

Kinzinger rips GOP colleagues for push to oust Cheney: 'This is lies versus truth'With House Republicans poised to strip Rep. Liz Cheney , R-Wyo., from her leadership position, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., tore into his GOP colleagues for coddling former President Donald Trump and his false election claims. It’s amazing how you pushes every Liberal nuance - following their ideological bent to push everything Left So brave having a SECRET vote to out Cheney.

Mitt Romney warns GOP removal of Cheney from leadership role will 'cost us' voters'Expelling Liz Cheney from leadership won't gain the GOP one additional voter, but it will cost us quite a few,' Romney cautioned pro-Trump Republicans on Monday. The current GOP needs to lose a lot more voters. Not it won’t….but it won’t gain you any either…. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

McCarthy tells GOP colleagues to 'anticipate' Wednesday vote on ousting CheneyHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is telling his Republican House colleagues to 'anticipate' a vote on Wednesday regarding the current state of the House GOP Conference Chair position, which is expected to end with Liz Cheney being removed from her leadership role over her opposition to former President Donald Trump. the Big Lie is going to kill the GOP. Trump is a cancer--period. Cult45 Too bad Americans have short-term memory. The vote in feb was 145-61 to keep her. So are you telling me the majority of those who voted to keep her are now voting against her? I don’t believe it.

Kinzinger calls out GOP leadership for backing election 'lie' over CheneySen. Mitt Romney tweets support for Rep. Liz Cheney as House Republicans stand poised to oust her from No. 3 spot: “Expelling Liz Cheney from leadership won’t gain the GOP one additional voter, but it will cost us quite a few.” mbrom999 Good. Get all the authoritarian clowns in one place. Weed out the old fashioned supply side right wingers then vote the former out of existence. Mit needs to go next. More BS courtesy of ABC