And I think that's an important point to think about as well, that we now live in a country where members' votes are affected because they're worried about their security, they're worried about threats on their lives," Cheney said on ABC's "This Week. She told host Jon Karl, "It's my responsibility as an elected official, it's my responsibility as a leader, to lead and to tell the truth. Cheney was removed from her post as House Republican Conference chairwoman on Wednesday after the caucus became increasingly angered with her anti-Trump stance. Republicans later voted to replace Cheney with Rep.
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She might not have expected the seismic impact at home. The rising GOP leader and daughter of a former vice president is now facing the prospect of censure from the state party, a primary challenge and the wrath of Trump and his loyalists vowing to make her pay. House Republicans are expected to decide next week whether to strip Cheney of her job as House conference chair. Meanwhile, GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, an ardent Trump ally from Florida, urged about 1, people Thursday at an anti-Cheney rally in Cheyenne to vote her out. But there are more of us than there are of them.
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Through the closed door we can still hear him cackling. In the early nineteen-sixties, Cheney dropped out of Yale twice, but one professor there made a deep impression on him. That was H. Bradford Westerfield, a diplomatic historian who believed that it was possible that the United States would fall victim to a Communist takeover. And then the shocking thing was that you would enter the classroom and here would be all these nice young people who honestly wanted to learn to write an essay.
Meeting behind closed doors, GOP lawmakers needed less than 20 minutes and a voice vote to oust the Wyoming congresswoman from her job as their No. The banishment, urged by Trump and other top Republicans, showed his ability to upend the careers of antagonists, even those from GOP royalty. Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has repeatedly rebuked Trump for his oft-repeated falsehood that his reelection was fraudulently stolen from him and for his encouragement of supporters who assaulted the Capitol on Jan. On Wednesday she unrepentantly lashed out anew. That will be their legacy.