Minnesota's U.S. House Republicans dodge weighing in on Cheney
May 7, 2021
WASHINGTON – Minnesota's four House Republicans avoided weighing in on the political fate of Rep. Liz Cheney amid a movement to try to oust the critic of former President Donald Trump from her leadership post.
Cheney was one of only 10 House GOP members who voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and Trump's repeated false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
The Wyoming Republican has continued to challenge the former president since then, reflecting a stark divide on the future of the party following the tumultuous end to Trump's presidency. But if Cheney loses her post as the third ranking House Republican member, her removal would serve as the latest sign that despite vocal critics within the party, Trump is still the centerpiece of the GOP months after leaving office.