House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) stated some GOP congressmen are “concerned” about Representative Liz Cheney’s (R., Wyo.) skill to fulfill her management place, in feedback to Fox News on Tuesday.
“There’s no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made,” McCarthy stated. “I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair to carry out the message.”
As chairwoman of the House GOP convention, Cheney is the third-highest rating Republican within the House.
“We all need to be working as one if we’re able to win the majority,” McCarthy added. “Remember, majorities are not given. They are earned. And that’s about the message about going forward, combating Joe Biden.”
Cheney was considered one of ten Republicans within the House who voted to impeach President Trump following the Capitol riot on January 6. Since then, Cheney has continued to criticize the previous president and, in contrast to McCarthy, has refused to label Trump as one of many leaders of the Republican Party.
Cheney has additionally stated that senators who objected to the Electoral College certification after the riots should not run for president.
“If a prerequisite for leading our conference is continuing to lie to our voters, then Liz is not the best fit,” Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R., Ohio) told The Hill on Saturday. Gonzalez additionally voted to impeach Trump.
“Liz isn’t going to lie to people. Liz is going to say what she believes,” Gonzalez continued. “She’s going to stand on principle. And if that’s going to be distracting for folks, she’s not the best fit. I wish that weren’t the case.”