Hill buzz: Cheney’s lost McCarthy’s support; out of leadership by next week?

Hill buzz: Cheney’s lost McCarthy’s support; out of leadership by next week?
Liz Cheney (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Seems to be as much about Liz Cheney being determined to oppose Trump as it is about McCarthy supporting him.  McCarthy wants to leave doors open, not close out the Trump base.]

Some fellow Republicans tried to oust her from her leadership position, but they failed in February in a secret party ballot, 145-61, in part because McCarthy urged his troops to remain unified against Democrats.

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One top Republican congressional aide said McCarthy had weeks ago urged Cheney to stop talking about Trump, and her failure to do so has boosted frustration with her.

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McCarthy, who delivered a speech supporting her when House Republicans privately voted to keep her in February, will not do that this time, said the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal conversations. A vote on whether to remove her could occur as early as next Wednesday, when House Republicans are next scheduled to meet.

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