Steve Scalise Backs Trump as Liz Cheney Continues Attacks on Former President

Steve Scalise Backs Trump as Liz Cheney Continues Attacks on Former President


House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) is siding with former President Donald Trump as House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) continues to attack Trump over the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

In a Friday interview with Axios, Scalise was asked about Cheney’s sharp criticism of Trump, which has drawn rebukes from Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“Trump is still a very active part of our party,” Scalise replied. “This idea that you just disregard President Trump is not where we are, and frankly, he has a lot to offer still.”

Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump in February, has repeatedly said that the former president should have no role in shaping the future of the Republican Party and affirmed she would not support him for president in 2024. Cheney says she is keeping options open for her own presidential campaign.

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