The GOP truly, madly, deeply sucks. Seriously. No spine, no conviction, no testicular fortitude.
Liz Cheney survives leadership challenge over Trump impeachment vote
By Seth McLaughlin and Alex Swoyer, The Washington Times February 3, 2021
Rep. Liz Cheney survived a rank-and-file rebellion over her impeachment vote against former President Donald Trump, clinging to her leadership position in the House and reaffirming the power of establishment Republicans as they look to chart a more conventional and less radioactive course.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, meanwhile, held on to her committee assignments for at least another day.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, refused to discipline the Georgia Republican in the face of withering criticism from members of both parties over inflammatory rhetoric and screwball conspiracy theories she has espoused in the past.
The results sent mixed signals about the strength of Mr. Trump’s ongoing grip on the Republican Party months after he lost reelection and weeks after some of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a half-baked attempt to overturn the election results.
Mr. McCarthy, who has nurtured ties to Mr. Trump, sought to thread a needle in both of the showdowns.
During a more than four-hour, closed-door Republican Caucus meeting, Mr. McCarthy delivered an impassioned plea on behalf of Ms. Cheney before lawmakers voted 145-61 to keep her on as chair of the Republican Conference.
Hours earlier, Mr. McCarthy condemned Ms. Greene’s controversial past but rejected the Democratic-led push to remove Ms. Greene from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee
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