At least four of Wisconsin House’s five Republicans say they plan to vote to remove U.S. Representative Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the House when Republicans meet to oust her on Wednesday.
U.S. Representatives Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah and Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, have said they plan to vote for his impeachment. Many of them have raised concerns about Cheney’s ability to unify the Republican caucus and serve as the primary messenger for the House GOP as Republicans scramble to regain leadership in both chambers.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy voted to impeach Cheney on Wednesday, saying it was clear he and his GOP colleagues “had to make a change.”
Cheney, R-Wyo., Seems almost certain to be kicked out of her No.3 GOP position at Home after repeatedly challenging former President Donald Trump’s false claims that nailed her defeat in re-election of November on widespread electoral fraud. She also criticized her role in inciting the Jan.6 Capitol riot as electoral votes were officially certified, and she was only among 10 Republicans to support Trump’s second impeachment.
Wednesday’s vote to impeach Cheney comes after Republicans failed in the first attempt to do so in February, following his impeachment vote.
Grothman, who voted to oust Cheney from his leadership position in February, said he blamed Cheney for his take on tax matters and for distracting Republicans.