Kinzinger calls out GOP leadership for backing election 'lie' over Cheney

House Republicans are poised to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership following her building confrontations with former President Donald Trump over the election.

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Sen. 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.”

House Republicans are poised to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership following her building confrontations with former President Donald Trump over the election.

Alex Brandon/AP, FileHouse Republican Conference chair Rep. center, accompanied by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill, Jan. 15, 2019, in Washington.

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Cheney has not responded to McCarthy, but least one House Republican who joined Cheney and eight other House Republicans in voting to impeach Trump, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, went after House leadership on Monday and said Cheney is being run out of her post for only one reason: because she is consistent in her message and refuses to lie about the truth.

"I think when it comes down to it," hetoldthe National Press Club Monday,"what she is being removed for is making it uncomfortable and being consistent, and God bless her for having the consistency to tell the truth. Because history -- I'm going to tell you, in the longterm -- is going to write very well about her."

"She's being run out for one thing: her consistency. She said the same exact thing that Kevin McCarthy said on Jan. 6 which is Donald Trump is responsible," Kinzinger added.MORE: Cheney sees 'turning point' for party already turned to Trump: The Note

In addition to describing McCarthy as hypocritical, Kinzinger said he dismissed his own warnings about violence in the days ahead of Jan. 6."I was very disappointed when my party's leaders -- Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise in particular -- decided that winning the next election or winning the majority was more important than a clear-eyed recognition of what happened on Jan. 6," Kinzinger said."What happened on Jan. 6 is a lie led to violence."

Stefanik, the frontrunner to replace Cheney, was among the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn election results and defended questioning results in a floor speech after the Capitol attack and has expressed full support for the controversial Republican-backed audit of election results in Arizona, which election experts have worried will further undermine confidence in the electoral process.

Asked on Fox News'"" whether he supported Stefanik for the No. 3 House Republican position, McCarthy said,"Yes, I do," and pointed to what he said GOP messaging should be.Andrew Harnik/AP, FILEHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, April 22, 2021, in Washington.

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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.

Romney and Cheney are the last real Republicans. The current GOP has otherwise been captured by a cult of personality led by a populist demagogue. Conservatism is dead While getting boo’d off stage like the coward he is. As I've said before, it should have nothing to do with gaining or losing voters. It should have to do with doing the right thing. MittRomney

Thank you RINO-In-Chief, Mitt! So sad. Some people rather cling to lies than the truth. He don't know, Romney is out of touch with conservatives. True that Mitt that’s logical in your thinking, but that doesn’t work in the new GQP. Crazy is the what they’re going for. The Q. Need to get his ass outta there too.

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removing Romney will get you thousands. The Republican Party needs to turn it's back on Trump and move forward. Holding onto the Big Lie is a threat to our Democracy. Let the Orange Man fade into obscurity! There are better times ahead with new leaders like Adam Kinzinger. Well he’s wrong again This from a guy that got booed off a stage in his own hometown.

GOP's McCarthy Endorses Stefanik To Replace Embattled House GOP Conference Chair Liz CheneyI'm a reporter at Forbes focusing on markets and finance. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I double-majored in business journalism and economics while working for UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School as a marketing and communications assistant. Before Forbes, I spent a summer reporting on the L.A. private sector for Los Angeles Business Journal and wrote about publicly traded North Carolina companies for NC Business News Wire. Reach out at More proof that McCarthy and the most of the GOP no longer believe in democracy and that the GOP itself is now America's greatest threat to democracy The more poison they bring to the Republican Party the better. The GOP is all 4 temporary tires, the struggle is real...

This entire episode with Liz Cheney is demonstrating for the world to see who Trump’s real “losers and suckers” are - Republican politicians who are allowing him to control their party after all he has done to harm the United States. A scene that cannot be described as a heartbreaking scene of a Palestinian child bidding farewell to his father, who was martyred due to the Israeli bombing of Gaza. Goodbye, Abi God, it is easy for you. He lost his father forever.

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Kevin McCarthy makes weak case against Liz Cheney to House GOP.MaddowBlog: The House Republican leader had a week to figure out what he wanted to say about purging Rep. Cheney. His letter suggests he couldn't think of anything. MaddowBlog Republican men already wanna control women's 'parts'. Now they wanna rid the party of women ...and their free speech all together. MaddowBlog GOPLeader you can't oust RepLizCheney ...her constituents elected her, so she has to least that's what all you GOP said about mtgreenee MaddowBlog He should have just typed .. “trump told me to so I have to .. he’s my master” because that’s the truth

Republican Rep. Kinzinger slams party over Liz Cheney ouster: 'This is lies versus truth'Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., slammed House Republicans in his party over their expected removal of Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from her position as conference chair. Kinzinger said that Cheney was telling the truth about former President Donald Trump and the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. ECMcLaughlin His Titanic reference is chiefs kiss. Massive Fraud to Rig the Election for Senile Joe and BLM Harris. Border Crisis! Kids in Cages, Criminals Flooding in Daily! RACIAL CHAOS in 10 Major cities! No Leadership. Biden Money Laundering Scams! Higher Taxes. Rising Gas Prices! Dopey Gaffes. Joe Lieing Daily! What a Mess