By Alan Fram, Steven PEOPLES and Brian SLODYSKO, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) – Divided House Republicans on Wednesday approached demonstrations over reps. Marjorie Taylor Green and Liz Cheney, who have opposed opposition to the GOP as the party struggles to define Donald Trump from the White House.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, met with Greene, R-Ga, 90 minutes late on Tuesday. The hard-right fresher has burst onto the national political landscape after using social media to support conspiracy theories and violent, racist views.
McCarthy is under bipartisan pressure to remove Green from his committee’s works, and the Democratic-run House on Wednesday scheduled a preliminary step toward removing him from its panel.
McCarthy’s meeting with Greene, and a subsequent meeting by the GOP panel that decides the functions of that party’s committee, suggested that Republicans themselves were considering making a move. Greene sidelined a full House vote to remove the Green House from his committees which may be politically uncomfortable for many Republicans.
Republicans had appointed Greene to the Education Committee, a decision that drew particularly harsh criticism of his suggestions as the school shooting at the New Library, Connecticut, And parkland, Florida, Can be hilarious.
McCarthy and Green’s aides were not saying Wednesday what would happen next.
Green tweeted early Wednesday, “No matter what, @GOPLeader will never be enough for America’s Democrats.”
Meanwhile, House Republicans planned a closed-door meeting later on Wednesday to decide Cheney’s political fate. Cheney, the GOP’s most aristocratic right-wing, was ousting R-Wyo from his position as the No. 3 House Republican after he voted to impeach Trump last month.
Cheney is the leader of his party’s traditional conservatives and is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The party led the Republicans two weeks after Trump stepped down as president, having twice impeached. House Republicans are effectively deciding whether to prioritize the former president’s ideal-shattering behavior and conspiracy theories and maintain the loyalty of their voters over more established conservative values.
“We can either be a fringe party that never wins an election or rebuild Reagan’s big tent party,” Maryland A written statement stated that Larry Hogan, one of the select few Republicans in the government, reprimanded Trump. Without mentioning Cheney or Green, he said, “I urge congressional Republicans to make the right choice.”
But Trump supporter forces remain.
John Frederick, who led Trump, said, “We have been inspired by millions and millions, America-first Trump voters who believe in the movement” Virginia Campaign in 2016 and 2020. “If you are going to put Liz Cheney in the lead, there is no party.”
Green and Cheney’s handling presented a difficult balancing act for McCarthy. An eight-term legislator is expected to become a speaker, Republicans should capture a majority of the House in the 2022 elections and have little interest in stopping any of their GOP allies.
Most Senate Leader Mitch McConnell called the “Vote of Conscious” on impeachment, punishing Cheney for this would also be strange without punishing Green. Action against displeasing the GOP’s many Trump supporters or its more traditional conservative supporters.
“You can’t do the usual political songs and dances and appeal to this side a little more and a little to that side,” ex-Happy said. Mark Sanford, RSC, who lost a 2018 party primary after a confrontation with Trump. “The entire nature of the Trump incident is no appeasement.”
McConnell, R-Ky., Was putting pressure on McCarthy.
He issued a statement praising Cheney, “a leader with deep commitment and courage.” In another statement, which did not use Green’s name, McComplek McConnell usually called the “loony lie” a “cancer” on the GOP. His remarks were the latest indication of his concerns about Trump, the most pro-GOP, of giving the most hard-right factions too much leverage in the party.
In addition, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Who is trying to counter the GOP’s pro-Trump wing, said he supported removing Green from his committees, stating that Republicans had to “give him A stand must be taken for removal ”. Sen. Mitt Romney, R.Utah, A Trump critic and GOP 2012 presidential nominee, said on Tuesday that Republicans should “disassociate themselves from those who have infrequent weeds.”
On social media, Green has endorsed racist views, unfounded QAnon pro-Trump conspiracy theories and calls for violence against Democratic politicians including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Below a photo of himself standing with Trump, Green said on Tuesday, appealing the fundraising, saying “with your support, the Democrat crowd can’t quell me”.
McCarthy has stopped criticizing Green, whom Trump dubbed last summer as the “future Republican star” and remains a Trump supporter.
McCarthy has been close to Trump for a long time. But he has been criticized by some Republicans, mostly quietly, for forcibly supporting Trump’s fallible claims of a fake election last November, and forcing Trump to instigate a deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol by his supporters To not criticize.
Cheney’s enemies say he has enough votes to remove Cheney from his leadership job.
But on Wednesday it was unclear whether the vote would be held among GOP lawmakers or if McCarthy would delay that demonstration in some way. McCarthy has said that he supports Cheney, but “worries” at the same time, as he lacks stance on his clarity.
Rep. Matt, Rosen, R-Mont., A leader of the effort to exclude Cheney, says he has enough support to succeed.
“He’s brought it on himself,” Rosendale said. He said that Chenai, who was involved in impeachment by only nine other Republicans, was mistaken for not telling colleagues about his decision.
Reported to people from New York. AP Congress correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report.
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