Reaction to Cheney Ouster as House GOP Conference Chair
May 6, 2021
The Wyoming Democratic Party released a statement following Rep. Liz Cheney's removal as House GOP Conference Chair during a meeting of the House Republican Conference Wednesday morning.
Cheney also released her statement and answers to reporter questions following the vote.
WyoDems Statement on Cheney Ouster
Cheyenne--Wyoming Democratic Party Chair Joe M Barbuto has issued the following statement on Representative Liz Cheney’s ouster as House GOP Conference Chair, which occurred early Wednesday morning:
“The vote held today is further confirmation that Republicans are more focused on defending a failed president and his lies than doing the work of the American people. In Wyoming and across the nation, the GOP is willfully choosing to build their party on a foundation of misinformation and falsehoods. It’s a decision they will come to regret and voters will remember for many election cycles to come.”
Cheney: We Must Go Forward Based On Truth
Washington - Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) spoke with reporters following this morning's House Republican Conference meeting where the vote took place.
REP. LIZ CHENEY: I have had the conference meeting. I am absolutely committed, as I said last night, and as I said just now to my colleagues, that we must go forward based on truth. We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the Constitution. And going forward, the nation needs it. The nation needs a strong Republican Party. The nation needs a party that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism. I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that that’s how this party goes forward. And I plan to lead the fight to do that.
REPORTER: How concerned are you that former President Trump might end up back in the Oval Office?
REP. CHENEY: 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 I think it is very important that we make sure whomever we elect is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution.
REPORTER: Congresswoman, do you feel betrayed by today's vote?
REP. CHENEY: I do not. I think that it is an indication of where the Republican Party is. I think that the party is in a place that we have 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. Thank you.