Former President Donald Trump is not the leader of the Republican Party, House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney told reporters Monday at a lawmaker retreat not far from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump in January on a charge of inciting an insurrection in the form of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said the party leaders are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.
“I think our elected leaders are the ones who are in charge of the Republican Party,” the Wyoming Republican told reporters when she was asked about Trump’s role.
Cheney has been outspoken about her opposition to Trump since the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol by throngs of pro-Trump protesters. She has declared he should not play a role in leading the party.