Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has more Republican bona fides than even former President Donald Trump. Still, on Wednesday evening the caucus met to discuss whether to oust her as the GOP Caucus Whip because she voted to impeach Trump for the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. After a vote, she managed to hold onto the seat with just 61 Republicans voting to remove her from the leadership.
JUST IN: Liz Cheney has managed to cling on to her leadership job, sources tell me. vote was 145-61 House just vo… https://t.co/BToBek3ITM— Melanie Zanona (@Melanie Zanona) 1612402953.0
Cheney drew criticisms from those in the caucus behind closed doors, according to sources, while others appeared to stand up for her. The vote was by secret ballot, so members didn't have to identify who opposed Cheney. She was one of ten House Republicans who voted for impeachment.
Republicans say they expect a vote soon on Liz Cheney staying as conference chair. The conference is NOT expected… https://t.co/7vgkeB0QHz— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1612400849.0
Three sources familiar tell NBC News that the House GOP Conference is expected to vote tonight on Republican Confer… https://t.co/eskjnWzYap— Alex Moe (@Alex Moe) 1612401029.0
GOP vote underway on Liz Cheney's fate. Secret ballot. Going into this most everyone thought Cheney would be fine b… https://t.co/XwdLReZJV5— Cameron Joseph (@Cameron Joseph) 1612401734.0
When it came time for Republicans to discuss Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) spreading conspiracies about 9/11, school shootings or the Jewish Space Laser, Republicans said that they simply didn't have time to vote on it. She did get a standing ovation, however.
Source tells me that roughly half the House GOP conference gave Marjorie Taylor Greene a standing ovation after she… https://t.co/ZZdP2MiP2C— Cameron Joseph (@Cameron Joseph) 1612396727.0