Nancy Pelosi appeared on PBS News Hour this week where she was asked about New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik possibly replacing Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
Pelosi answered, “That’s really just up to them. Maybe she’s more, shall we say, compliant?”
Stefanik would have none of the house speaker’s double standard. She quickly tweeted, “A sick sexist smear from Pelosi who will lose her gavel in 551 days. Yet the media doesn’t bat an eye!” Stefanik tweeted.
“Imagine if these words were uttered about a Dem woman? Would be outrage coverage & the Speaker would have to resign,” she added.
The conservative congresswoman’s rise in leadership has nothing to do with her compliance. It has everything to do with her conservative values.
Cheney has made it clear she is not in line with the values of the conservative party. It’s not just about her vote to impeach Trump. When your state party censures you and your fellow House members are ready to remove you, you might be a RINO (Republican in name only).
“Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership,” Trump wrote in a statement.
“We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America First. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!” Trump added.
The words came after Cheney criticized Trump earlier this week, claiming the “2020 presidential election was not stolen.” She tweeted, “The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”
Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler shared in a statement provided to ABC News, “This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on Jan 6. Liz will not do that. That is the issue.”
Well, that certainly is an issue.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined in the criticism of Cheney, reportedly telling told “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy on Tuesday that he’s “had it” with Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House.
The off-air remarks came before an interview in which McCarthy discussed GOP representatives’ dissatisfaction with Cheney, according to Axios.
“I think she’s got real problems,” McCarthy reportedly told Doocy. “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.”
He’s not alone. American conservatives want their elected leaders to govern with conservative principles. Cheney stopped doing this somewhere along the way. Now she faces the consequences as conservatives are unwilling to let her take down the nation as she divides her own party.