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Cheney defied McCarthy's orders on how to handle her impeachment vote

Rep. Liz Cheney refused to apologize at Wednesday's caucus meeting for how she handled the issue of the Trump impeachment hearings. She refused.

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Rep. Liz Cheney refused to apologize at Wednesday's caucus meeting for how she handled the issue of the Trump impeachment hearings. She refused.

"Several members have asked me to apologize for the vote, they’ve asked my colleagues who also voted to impeach to apologize for the vote," said Cheney on the House floor.

"I cannot do that. It was a vote of conscience. It was a vote of principle — a principle on which I stand and still believe."

According to Axios, McCarthy amicably told Cheney it would be a good idea to apologize to her fellow party members, because it could sway some people who are currently opposed to her.

Cheney figured that she would have enough support to weather the storm that was coming, and did indeed manage to win the vote 145-61 against removing her from House leadership.

However, she has been formally censured by the Wyoming Republican Party on Saturday over her actions and posture regarding the Trump impeachment.

She also continues to be at odds with the House Freedom Caucus, an agglomeration of pro-Trump Representatives.

Unabashed, Cheney recently went on an interview with Fox News on Sunday morning, and doubled down on her anti-Trump position, saying:

"People have been lied to. President Trump, for months leading up to January 6th, spread the notion that the election had been stolen ... and people need to understand that."

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