Business Insider reports that a wave of recent criticism from GOP peers is casting deep doubts on the future of anti-Trump Rep Liz Cheney.
“In the past few weeks there has been a cascade of developments that seriously threaten Cheney’s leadership and future within the party,” they write.
The report adds that it is “an amazing reversal for a candidate who has been touted in the past as a potential House Speaker, US Senator or President.”
CNN endorses Business Insider’s coverage, noting that House GOP chairman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) declined to endorse Cheney when asked if she was “still a good fit with the leadership.”
You are referring to a couple of other Republican lawmakers who believe that Cheney is “not speaking for the conference” despite being the number three Republican.
Against the ire of her peers and GOP voters, MP Liz Cheney exposes the persistent and internal divisions within the GOP over how Republicans should move forward after former President Donald Trump. Https://t.co/wI3pIzx7my
– CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 30, 2021
RELATED: Hawley Mocks Liz Cheney Over Possible Presidential Election: She Has “No Support In Her Own Caucus”
Criticism of Liz Cheney
Business Insider notes that Liz Cheney received a wave of criticism after she voted in favor of former President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting the Capitol protests.
Support conservative voices!
Sign up for the latest information Political news, insights, and comments are delivered straight to your inbox.
Still, the caucus voted between 145 and 61 in February to keep her in a leadership role.
Rather than trying to unite the party around a set of common conservative goals that Trump advocates, Cheney has insisted on continuing attacks on the former president.
She accused potential Republican presidential candidates in 2024 of engaging in “disqualifying” behavior by objecting to voting in January.
“I think some of our candidates who led the indictment, especially the senators who led the unconstitutional indictment, don’t certify the election, you know, I think that’s disqualifying,” Cheney told the New York Post.
Liz Cheney believes Republican lawmakers like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, who brought the charges, objected to Pres being certified. Biden’s 2020 election victory is enough to exclude her from running for president. pic.twitter.com/PMC0KnPcYD
– NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 27, 2021
Cheney also took in a lot of heat after being caught punching Joe Biden ahead of the president’s address to a joint congressional session last week.
“Republican” warmonger Liz Cheney pokes Sleepy Joe after delivering a radical socialist vision for America’s future. So happy that she is in the GOP leadership, I think they wanted to be more inclusive and bring democrats in there too?!? pic.twitter.com/T1qke3TO5b
– Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 29, 2021
Cheney doubled her impeachment vote in another interview last week, saying she would indict Trump “every day of the week.”
Liz Cheney has promised that she will crack down on Trump “every day of the week.”
Good luck with that, Liz!
FORECAST: By the end of the month she will lose her GOP leadership role!
– Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) May 1, 2021
RELATED: GOP officials question possible “political interference” by Biden administration in census figures
“No support in their own caucus”
Representative Lance Gooden (R-TX) wasn’t shy about making a prediction for Cheney’s future, saying, “She will be out of her GOP leadership role by the end of the month.”
Senator Josh Hawley recently mocked Cheney’s aspirations in the White House, saying she did not speak for Republicans and had “no support in her own caucus”.
Josh Hawley asked about Cheney’s criticism of him, and he said it was “really out of line with GOP voters and members”.
“This is someone who has no support in their own caucus, who has hung up their own members to dry up over and over … I think she’s on an island.”
– Manu Raju (mkraju), April 27, 2021
Trump also shot Cheney, calling her a “belligerent fool”.
“Liz Cheney has sooooo low polls in Wyoming and sooo little support even from the Wyoming Republican Party that she’s looking for a way out of her Congressional race,” he said in a statement.
Former President Donald Trump Says Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney Is A “Warmongering Fool” [who] wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years ”and is concerned about the rejection by her voters in Wyoming, where she is voting poorly. pic.twitter.com/DfPE4RWzzI
– Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 27, 2021
Even McCarthy, who publicly supported Cheney, who stayed in the leadership only two months ago, refused to endorse her as “well suited” to the party leadership.
“That’s a question for the conference,” he said.
Cheney refused to rule out a future run for the President of the United States when asked by the New York Post.
“I don’t include or exclude anything – ever is a long time,” she told the newspaper.
Her actions over the past few months guarantee she has no chance of winning the Republican nomination.
Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The political insider ranks 16th in the feedspots “Top 70 Conservative Political Blogs, Websites and Influencers in 2021”.