WASHINGTON (AP) - The No. 2 House Republican is publicly calling for the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney as the party's third-ranking leader in the chamber.
Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, issued a statement early Wednesday backing Rep. Elise Stefanik for the post. It’s the first public statement from Republican leadership that Cheney should be ousted.
Cheney, R-Wyo., has provoked Republican ire for repeatedly trading barbs with former President Donald Trump, blasting Trump’s false claim the 2020 presidential election was stolen.