Some Republicans, conservatives, and political pundits are starting to think Liz Cheney has a political death wish. Yesterday, on the eve of the biggest conservative conference of the year, Cheney once again made it clear that she wants former President Donald Trump banished from the Republican Party and, in a manner of speaking, the country as well.
“Former President Trump will give his first political speech since leaving office on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a four-day event beginning Thursday that appears set to showcase how the twice-impeached ex-president remains his party’s leader,” according to The Hill.
“The annual gabfest will put Trump, his allies and his movement front and center, while sidelining opponents of Trumpism within the GOP. The gathering will conclude with a Sunday straw poll that is almost certain to declare Trump the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
“There is no speaking time allotted for any of the GOP leaders seen as opponents of Trump, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.); Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee; Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; or Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the third-ranking Republican in the House…
“In a sign of the tension among Republicans, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), a Trump ally who will speak at CPAC on Saturday, was asked by reporters on Wednesday if Trump should have a speaking slot at the gathering. [emphasis added]
“‘Yes, he should,’ McCarthy said tersely. [emphasis added]
“The question was then put to Cheney, who unlike the GOP leader voted to impeach Trump and was standing behind McCarthy. [emphasis added]
“‘That’s up to CPAC,’ she responded. ‘I’ve been clear about my views and the extent to which following Jan. 6 I don’t believe he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.‘” [emphasis added]
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