Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) mocked residence Republicans for reportedly looking for a “non-threatening girl” to replace No. 3 residence Republican Liz Cheney (Wyo.).
Pelosi’s workplace released a mock "help desired" ad as talks of ousting Cheney from leadership boom amid GOP frustrations together with her anti-Trump stance.
“word is out that residence GOP Leaders are looking to push Rep. Liz Cheney from her submit as residence Republican convention Chair – their most senior woman in GOP leadership – for a litany of very Republican motives: she gained’t lie, she isn’t humble enough, she’s like a female friend rooting for the wrong crew, and more,” the advert reads, regarding previous media reports about male Republican criticism of Cheney.
“So what exactly are house GOP Leaders looking for in a #3? Punchbowl AM was given the scoop and, nicely, it’s now not surprising… they need a female who isn’t a ‘danger’ to them,” the statement persisted.
Punchbowl information pronounced on Tuesday that house Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and residence Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-l. a..) need Cheney's feasible alternative to be “now not most effective relentlessly on message, however also someone who does not pose a threat to them and their electricity.”
there's also consensus among Republican leaders that Cheney’s replacement would must be a female, in line with Punchbowl.
The Wyoming Republican has been again and again crucial of Trump, maximum currently slamming Trump — as well as absolutely everyone else parroting him — for repeating his false declare that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
She additionally reportedly lambasted the previous president at a donor retreat for inciting the lethal Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol.
McCarthy informed “Fox & friends" on Tuesday that members of the caucus are “concerned” with Cheney’s potential to carry out her role as convention chairwoman.
“there's no challenge about how she voted on impeachment. That choice has been made. i have heard from individuals involved approximately her ability to carry out the job as convention chair — to carry out the message,” he said.
Allies of McCarthy have vowed to dispose of her from her publish, and one GOP lawmaker has said the frustrations have reached a “boiling point.”