This article was published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, May 5, 2021:
In comments made to Fox News hosts just ahead of his interview with them on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said this about Liz Cheney: “I think she’s got real problems. I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence.”
McCarthy expanded on Cheney’s problems when the show went live: “I have heard from [Republican] members [who are] concerned about her ability to carry out her job as conference chair, to carry out the message. We all need to be working as one if we’re able to win the majority [in 2022].”
According to Cheney, it’s all about “unity,” but only as defined by her. As The New American reported, Cheney has said:
I do think some of our candidates who led … the unconstitutional charge not to certify the [presidential] election … in my view, that’s disqualifying.
Unrepentant even after being unanimously censured back home in Wyoming, Cheney said former President Donald Trump shouldn’t be allowed to run for president in 2024.
Until Tuesday, Cheney considered McCarthy one of the only leaders of the Republican Party who supported her in the House. Now, without his support, her days appear to be numbered.
Cheney has lost the support of the No. 2 Republican in the House as well. Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is now recommending Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) for the position:
House Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022 and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and … Biden’s radical socialist agenda….
Elise Stefanik is strongly committed to doing that.
Cheney’s failure was predicted by Texas Republican Lance Gooden, who tweeted:
Liz Cheney has promised she will campaign on impeaching Trump “every day of the week.”
Good luck with that, Liz!
PREDICTION: she’ll be out of her GOP leadership role by month’s end [May 31].
Trump chimed in:
Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming. She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen.
They [Wyoming voters] never liked her much, but I say she’ll never run in a Wyoming election again.
No doubt Trump was referring to recent polls that showed Cheney having the support of just 10 percent of Republicans back home, and only 13 percent of all Wyoming voters.
With Scalise’s quasi-endorsement of Elise Stefanik, the question is: Who is she, exactly?
On the surface she looks like a dream candidate for the conservative Republicans in the House. Winning her first election to the House in 2015 at age 30 (the youngest woman ever elected on Congress at the time), she is a enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump. She strongly defended him during the impeachment hearings. When Biden “won” the election in 2020, Stefanik joined in a lawsuit that attempted to overturn those results. She voted against Pennsylvania’s Electoral College vote for Biden, claiming it was fraudulent.
Looking more closely however, one finds that her voting record is to the left of Cheney’s. At The New American’s Freedom Index, which measures how closely members of Congress hew to the Constitution in their voting, Cheney scores 62 out of 100. Stefanik scores a dismal 37.
And that’s the underlying problem. Even McCarthy, the leader of the GOP minority in the House, scores just 53 out of 100.
All of this raises the question: Where are the real constitutionalists? Where are those with a firm grasp of the concept that the only way out of the current mess is a return to the founding document upon which the Republic is based?
Anything less is doomed to fail.