“History is watching. Our children are watching,” Cheney wrote in the op-ed. “We must be brave enough to defend the basic principles that underpin and protect our freedom and our democratic process. I am committed to doing that, no matter what the short-term political consequences might be.”
A vote to remove Cheney as conference chair could come as early as next week. And though she survived a similar vote in February, when House Republicans voted 145-61 in favor of keeping her on the leadership team, she appears to be in a much weaker position now.
아직도, some Republicans, like Cindy McCain — 오랜 공화당 센의 과부. 애리조나의 존 매케인 — have warned that the GOP needs to exercise caution as it mulls ousting Cheney.
Asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday for her thoughts on Rep
. Elise Stefanik of New York
, a vocal defender of Trump who is emerging as the main contender to potentially replace Cheney
, McCain said in part
: “We do need to be careful.
“It doesn’t serve any good if we just oust someone who really is a good representative of the party,” said McCain, an establishment Republican and staunch Trump critic.
Hutchinson stressed Wednesday that the GOP “can’t unify ourselves if we’re pointing at each other and fighting against each other about the perception of January 6.”
“We got to come together for 2022,” 그는 말했다.