House Republicans on Wednesday night time voted to keep Rep. Liz Cheney as their No. three chief.
The vote, which Cheney gained 145-61, was compelled by a faction of conservatives upset about her assist for impeaching former President Donald Trump.
Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was simply one in every of 10 House Republicans who voted to question Trump final month.
At a gathering earlier Wednesday attended by her GOP colleagues, Cheney stood her floor.
“I gained’t apologize for the vote,” she stated, a supply informed The Related Press.
Throughout a break in that closed-door session, House Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy informed reporters he’d defended Cheney inside.
“Folks can have variations of opinion. That’s what you possibly can have a dialogue about,” he stated. “Liz has a proper to vote her conscience.”
A House GOP leadership aide known as the vote “a convincing win and affirmation for [Cheney]. And a major blow for the Trump wing/House Freedom Caucus who talked an enormous recreation and claimed they’d votes.”
“Clearly they didn’t. They took their shot and missed badly,” the aide added.
With Submit wires