Romney Defends Cheney Amid GOP Questions Over Leadership

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) came to the defense of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested that she may lose her leadership role the House GOP. “Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie,” Romney tweeted Tuesday. “As one of my Republican Senate colleagues said to me following my impeachment vote: ‘I wouldn’t want to be a member of a group that punished someone for following their conscience,'” he added. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is one of few Republicans who have been openly and consistently critical of former President Donald Trump. Weeks after some Republicans tried to push Cheney out of her leadership role in the House, McCarthy has voiced concerns about her recent statements, namely saying that Republican senators who backed efforts in challenging the election should not be able to …


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