Arizona’s Republicans largely silent on ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney

Cheney had survived a similar effort shortly after she joined House Democrats to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic

Rep. Andy Biggs made plain he wasn’t a fan of fellow Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, but Arizona’s other three House GOP members had little to say about ousting her Wednesday as the party’s No. 3 leader in the chamber.

The relative silence mirrored that of many congressional Republicans, who booted Cheney, R-Wyo., after she continued to denounce former President Donald Trump’s efforts to cast the 2020 election as stolen

The closed-door vote didn’t involve a roll call, making plain Cheney had overwhelmingly lost the support of House Republicans.

Biggs, who heads the House Freedom Caucus, of which all of Arizona’s House Republicans are members, said in a tweet that Cheney was no longer in sync with Republican leadership.

“The GOP is moving forward with an America First agenda. Liz Cheney continually put personal vendettas over the American people and was no longer in step with GOP leadership. I’m glad my colleagues agreed,” he said.

Cheney had survived a similar effort shortly after she joined House Democrats to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. But her continued willingness to condemn Trump, rather than pivot to making the GOP case against President Joe Biden, left her with little support in a party Trump still dominates.

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