Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was removed as Republican Party conference chair Wednesday morning in a voice vote.
The move was expected, even after she survived a similar challenge in February, after she voted to impeach former president Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection and repeatedly refused to endorse his lies about the November election he lost to President Joe Biden.
However, social media users were disgusted that House Republicans made the move in a voice vote rather than going on the record to endorse Cheney's removal.
A voice vote... just going the most cowardly route, I see.— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1620826268.0
Liz Cheney chose the rule of law over the Big Lie. So House Republicans just ousted her from her leadership positi… https://t.co/OlCSugmiim— Hakeem Jeffries (@Hakeem Jeffries) 1620825787.0
The truth will set you free... From the GOP.— The Tennessee Holler (@The Tennessee Holler) 1620826666.0
Oh those brave Republicans, stabbing Liz Cheney in the back during a secret vote this morning. It’s a cloaked-in-da… https://t.co/hFVJDhnqYY— Barbara Malmet (@Barbara Malmet) 1620821108.0
Now do Matt Gaetz’s committee assignments. Nah, jk. You keep being the sleazy motherfuckers you are, GOP.— The Rude Pundit (@The Rude Pundit) 1620826363.0
Me to Rep. Thomas Massie: “When did Liz Cheney become a problem for Republicans?” Thomas Massie to me: “When did y… https://t.co/nbXPk6APG9— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1620826057.0
I hope this quote about Kevin McCarthy follows him for the rest of his career, because it certainly is his legacy. https://t.co/LgyZQf0ELy— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller) 1620826667.0
Former democratic Rep Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) tells me the vote of no confidence was a LOUD voice vote which Cheney fa… https://t.co/5evOyCKTPK— Nathaniel Reed (@Nathaniel Reed) 1620825674.0
It comes down to this. The Republican Party only cares about power and will only support democracy as long as it re… https://t.co/jr90sWp3Pb— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton) 1620826522.0