Top Republicans are looking to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her number three leadership position, according to an Axios report.
Members of the Republican leadership are mulling over outsing Cheney from her leadership position. One member suggested she could be ousted within a month, Axios reported. Cheney currently holds the number three spot in leadership as the House Republican Conference chair.
Reportedly, comments from Republicans in leadership have always held weight within the party. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the minority whip, and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, have a close relationship with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Recently, McCarthy has been openly feuding with Cheney, according to reports.
In an interview Friday, Banks told Axios that the constant criticism from Cheney is “an unwelcome distraction.” Banks allegedly also questioned if Cheney should be able to retain her leadership spot within a month. Axios reported that Scalise repeated