House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent a letter Monday to his Republican colleagues in Congress, informing them that there will be a vote to recall House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership.
In his letter letter, McCarthy expressed it is time to “make a change” and said that he had spoken with a number of his colleagues.
“Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change. As such, you should anticipate a vote on recalling the Conference Chair this Wednesday,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote in the letter.
🚨🚨 BREAKING: @GOPLeader has sent a letter about recalling @Liz_Cheney.
"Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change. As such, you should anticipate a vote on recalling the Conference Chair this Wednesday.” pic.twitter.com/P0Euyl2wM3
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 10, 2021
Just hours before the House minority leader’s letter was sent out, former President Donald Trump slammed “warmonger” Liz Cheney, saying she should be ousted from House leadership and replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
“The House GOP has a massive opportunity to upgrade this week from warmonger Liz Cheney to gifted communicator Elise Stefanik. Elise has intelligence, an endorsement from American Patriot Brandon Judd and the National Border Patrol Council, she has an A+ from the NRA, and she loves our Veterans,” Trump said.
“We need someone in Leadership who has experience flipping districts from Blue to Red as we approach the important 2022 midterms, and that’s Elise! She knows how to win, which is what we need!” he added.
As reported by Daily Caller:
Since impeachment, Cheney has continued to be vocal about her disdain of the former president. McCarthy trashed Cheney before a Tuesday interview, saying she has “real problems.”
McCarthy was caught on a hot microphone before a hit with “Fox & Friends,” where he said on-air that Republicans are not concerned about Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump, but said there are concerns about her ability to serve as conference chair. However, McCarthy had some different words about Cheney off-air.
“I think she’s got real problems,” McCarthy told host Steve Doocy off-air before the interview, Axios reported. “I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence. … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”
(Related: McCarthy On Whether He Endorses Stefanik To Replace Liz Cheney: “Yes, I Do”)