[Ed. – Where, exactly? The calculus in 2022 races doesn’t seem to be much in favor of overestimating this.]
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) warned on Monday that forcing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) out of House leadership over her criticism of former President Trump will cost the party votes heading into the 2022 midterm and 2024 elections.
“Expelling Liz Cheney from leadership won’t gain the GOP one additional voter, but it will cost us quite a few,” Romney tweeted on Monday.
Expelling Liz Cheney from leadership won’t gain the GOP one additional voter, but it will cost us quite a few.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 10, 2021
His tweet came shortly after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told House Republicans in a letter to expect the vote on removing Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, as soon as Wednesday.