It’s rare that anyone in Republican leadership says or does something that conservatives universally love.
In fact, it’s Halley’s Comet rare.
But there is no doubt that Trump supporters will love what this top Republican unknowingly said on a hot mic earlier this week.
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney has long been an issue for the Republican Party, mainly due to the fact that she just can’t seem to stop attacking and talking about Donald Trump, even when she’s repeatedly told by her own allies to stop focusing on the past and work for the future.
Just a few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy admitted that Cheney’s incessant need to continue criticizing Trump at every turn has created “difficulties” for the Republican Party’s efforts to unite the party ahead of the crucial 2022 midterm elections, and that he has privately advised her to tone it down.
Yet, on Monday, Cheney once again attacked the former President, accusing him of turning his “back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”
Apparently, those comments and Cheney’s inability to end her obsession with Trump were the final straw for most Republicans, especially McCarthy.
Prior to an interview with FOX News, Axios reported that McCarthy was unaware that he was being recorded, and was caught on a hot mic giving his unfiltered opinion of the Wyoming Congresswoman.
“I think she’s got real problems,” McCarthy said. “I’ve had it with . . . I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence. […] Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”
Axios reported that the comments were made in a discussion with Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy, and “outlined how the House conference chair could be removed by a vote from the chamber’s Republican members.”
Later on in the actual interview, McCarthy went on to say that Republican’s issue with Cheney has nothing to do with her vote to impeach Donald Trump, because that ordeal is over with and in the past.
However, McCarthy did say that their concerns are in regards to her ability to lead as the House Republican Conference Chair.
“There’s no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made,” McCarthy said. “I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as Conference Chair, to carry out the message.”
“I haven’t heard members concerned about her vote on impeachment,” he reiterated. “It’s more concerned about the job, ability to do, and what’s our best step forward that we can all work together instead of attacking one another.”
The House Minority Leader’s comments reinforced comments made to The Hill by some of his “top allies” on Monday.
“There is no way that Liz will be Conference Chair by month’s end,” one McCarthy ally told The Hill. “When there is a vote, it won’t be a long conference; it will be fast. Everyone knows the outcome.”
“She is a big distraction,” the ally continued. “I don’t see McCarthy saving her this time.”
Another McCarthy ally also told The Hill that it’s not just the most adamant Trump supporters or the most conservative segment of the Republican Party who have an issue with Cheney’s antics.
“This is a broad range of lawmakers who have had it with her,” the other McCarthy ally said. “She’s a liability, and McCarthy’s as fed up as the rest of us that she is focused on the past rather than winning back the House.”
Obviously, Liz Cheney is in hot water with virtually the entire Republican Party.
They’ve given her chance after chance to move on and do her job helping lead the party forward, but each time she has refused to do so.
While it seems inevitable that Cheney will lose her position as the third highest ranking Republican in the House, she is also facing issues back home in Wyoming.
She’s facing stiff competition for re-election with President Trump promising to endorse a primary opponent soon.
It seems as though Liz Cheney has made her bed, and now she must lie in it.
She’s going to have to fight in Washington, D.C. and at home to avoid losing both her leadership position and her seat in Congress.
And if recent events prove anything, it’s that she’s going to face an uphill battle either way.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.