McCarthy fidgeted uncomfortably with his notes as Cheney, the number 3 Republican in the House, spoke.
McCarthy replied: "Yes, he should".
Public differences: Representative Liz Cheney, right, the US House Republican Conference chair, is joined by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus seized on her statement Thursday and renewed calls for the No. 3 House Republican to be removed from her leadership post. The quest, say those familiar with the visits and calls of varying Republican politicos, is to feel out where the former President's head is on the party's future, and whether he feels inclined to assist or oppose a particular person. "If she had any sense of shame, she would step down". "She can not stand up and make a statement that is so completely out of step with the Republican conference", Roy said. Again, she is clearly seeking to establish herself, and I think has established herself, at the national level.
But the reporter interjected by asking Cheney if she agreed.
"The idea that a Republican would join with the cancel culture, I just think is wrong".
In his interview with Fox News on Thursday, McConnell refrained from offering negative comments about the former president. Toomey declined to comment.
Toomey's vote - and his earlier assessment that Trump had committed "impeachable offenses" in connection with the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol - set off a wave in Pennsylvania of pro-Trump county and local party condemnations of Toomey. "In many ways, this will be a throwback to 2016, where the president ran against Washington". And that is a unsafe claim.
Instead, she is "getting her family settled, and that's her only focus", said the friend.
In a South Florida war room, occupied most days by a party of one, a former President of the United States is plotting his return - and his revenge. The ex-president returns from political hiatus Sunday seeking to regain control of a Republican Party that is out of power and pondering whether the flawed billionaire can win again in 2024. "You're going to see a lot more activity on that front", Miller said.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who enabled former President Trump to run wild with false claims of election fraud that eventually led to the deadly insurrection at the Capitol last month, has no plans to stop Trump from spewing more fraud falsehoods during his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this weekend. He hinted, however, that Trump could face criminal prosecution for his actions."Impeachment was never meant to be the final forum for American justice", he said.
"Once 2022 kicks into high gear, expect Don (Trump Jr.) to be an extremely active presence on the campaign trail", a person who works with Trump Jr. told CNN, confirming not only the younger Trump's taste for political battle but that of the former President, as well.