American News Feb 7, 2021 8:46 PM EST

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.

Cheney defied McCarthy's orders on how to handle her impeachment vote
James Anthony Montreal QC
Privacy and free speech are under attack.
Take back your internet freedom with Surfshark.
Save 81% now
Privacy and free speech are under attack. Take back your internet freedom with Surfshark.

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."

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial