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McCarthy Rebuffs Effort to Remove Cheney From Leadership Team Over Impeachment Vote

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McCarthy Rebuffs Effort to Remove Cheney From Leadership Team Over Impeachment Vote

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is not backing the effort to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from the GOP’s House Conference. President Donald Trump supporters want Cheney to resign or be removed from her position as conference chair because she voted with Democrats and nine other Republicans to impeach Trump on Wednesday. But McCarthy, a Trump ally, will not support that effort, a spokesman for the Californian told The Hill on Thursday. McCarthy’s office hasn’t responded to requests for comment. Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, shocked many inside and outside the caucus when she announced Tuesday she’d vote to impeach Trump. Cheney blamed the breach of the Capitol that took place last week on Trump, claiming he “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” A timeline shows that the breach started while Trump was still speaking at The Ellipse, which …

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