The Grand ole Party civil war opens on another front, eh?
Senate Republicans are expressing dismay, publicly and privately, over the House GOP’s vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership, which some GOP lawmakers see as a worrisome sign of former President Trump’s continued grip on the party.
It’s not lost on them that their own leader, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), has also dismissed Trump’s claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election as “repeated election lies” and they themselves are under pressure from Trump to find a new leader.
Many GOP senators, however, are keeping quiet about their concerns and would prefer to talk about other subjects, namely what they view as President Biden’s far-too-costly infrastructure agenda and plan to raise taxes on corporations.
It’s possible that if Cheney, who had eyed a run for Senate in 2013 and again in 2019, was a member of the Senate GOP leadership, she wouldn’t have been deposed.
Several members of the Senate GOP leadership as well as other prominent GOP senators expressed disappointment over Cheney’s fate on Wednesday, shortly after House Republicans fired her from the leadership ranks on a voice vote…