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Senate GOP Leader Defends Rep. Liz Cheney, Who Voted to Impeach Trump

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Senate GOP Leader Defends Rep. Liz Cheney, Who Voted to Impeach Trump

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday voiced support for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the highest ranking Republican who voted for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment. “Liz Cheney is a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them,” McConnell said in a statement to news outlets. “She is an important leader in our party and in our nation. I am grateful for her service and look forward to continuing to work with her on the crucial issues facing our nation.” Cheney has drawn calls of support from some fellow Republicans after joining with Democrats and nine other GOP members to impeach Trump on Jan. 13. But others have called on her to step down from her position as House Conference chair, which makes her the number three Republican in the House of Representatives. “She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain …

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