(ReliableNews.org) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) have very little in common politically. One of them is fiscally conservative, while the other spends money like it’s going out of style. One is pro-life, yet the other believes abortions should be performed on demand. The list goes on and on. There’s one thing the two women do have in common, though: a hatred of former President Donald Trump.
Can’t Let It Go
Both Pelosi and Cheney voted to impeach Trump after the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill. The Senate later cleared the 45th president of the allegation he incited the violence that day, but Democrats and Cheney have not let it go.
In the months since the impeachment trial, both Cheney and Pelosi repeatedly brought it up. The Republican congresswoman spoke out against Trump so many times, the GOP caucus grew frustrated, asking that she step down from her position as the chair of the House Republican Conference, the third most powerful position in the party in the lower chamber.
As a result of the animosity between Cheney and the GOP caucus, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) allowed Republicans to vote on whether she should remain in her position. On May 12, they did exactly that and ousted her as chair of the House Republican Conference.
Pelosi Defends Cheney
After the GOP stripped Cheney of her leadership role, Pelosi spoke up in her defense (not a good look for the GOP congresswoman). The Speaker said, “reasonable Republicans across the country must take back their party.” She went on to call Cheney a “leader of great courage, patriotism and integrity.”
Of course, Pelosi also brought up the January 6 incident. She claimed that the party did not “seek the truth” or try to “repair the damage” to the country. With one statement, the Speaker demonstrated that she and Cheney still shared a deep hatred for Trump. That’s why the Republican no longer has a prominent role within the party — and will be lucky if she manages to win her reelection.
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