A conservative civil war erupted when Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz called out RINOs, including Rep. Liz Cheney, who resigned last year from being chair of the House Republican Conference.
“Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda. House Republicans deserve better as our Conference Chair. Liz Cheney should step down or be removed,” Gaetz tweeted on Tuesday.
Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda.
House Republicans deserve better as our Conference Chair.
Liz Cheney should step down or be removed. #MAGA
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) July 21, 2020
Republicans Versus RINOs
Multiple Republicans criticized Cheney and Gaetz made a demand for her to step down during a closed-door meeting with House GOP members. Cheney has been a harsh critic of President Donald Trump, an avid supporter of Dr. Anthony Fauci and has continuously sided with Democrats.
True conservatives have been battling RINOs through Trump’s entire presidency, and from the looks of the current happenings, they are done staying silent about it.
Drama in the GOP
Donald Trump Jr. also took to Twitter to blast Cheney: “We already have one Mitt Romney, we don’t need another … we also don’t need the endless wars she advocates for.”
In response to Trump Jr.’s comment, Cheney shot back during a press conference on Tuesday, “Donald Trump Jr. is not a member of the House Republican conference.”
According to Politico, the latest upheaval involved Republicans’ anger over Cheney backing a primary opponent to Rep. Thomas Massie. Cheney gave money to Todd McMurtry, who is challenging Massie for the seat.
Cheney Loves Fauci
Dr. Fauci has been a stumbling block to America’s success during the coronavirus pandemic situation and many have called him an alarmist due to his constant wrong predictions. The president has also spoken up against Fauci’s troublesome track record. On Sunday, Trump called the doctor, “a little bit of an alarmist.”
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) July 22, 2020
Another Republican Rep. Chip Roy ripped into Cheney’s seemingly undying devotion to Fauci.
“Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan. His only interest is saving lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus. All Americans should be thanking him. Every day,” Cheney tweeted in May.
Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan. His only interest is saving lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus. All Americans should be thanking him. Every day.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 13, 2020
Cheney Denies Criticism from Fellow Republicans
Despite the obvious drama, Cheney seemed to brush the notion aside and told reporters that there was no criticism from her fellow Republican colleagues.
“We had an exchange of views. I think it’s all clear we’re unified in terms of recognizing the danger would face if Joe Biden were elected President. We talked at length about Vice President Biden, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and the kind of America we’d be living in if they prevail. That was really the focus of it. We had a healthy exchange of views,” Cheney said.
Cheney intends to stay in the House, which has many wondering if she will attempt to become the first Republican women Speaker if Republicans take back control of the House.