The Gold Coast Bulletin
Trump critic Cheney set for a fall
WASHINGTON: A vote by House Republicans over ousting anti-Trump conservative Liz Cheney from her leadership role on Wednesday will almost certainly confirm that the party out of power in Washington is casting its lot with the former US president.
Eighteen months before crucial midterms and three years before the next presidential race, the Republican Party appears intent on punishing one of its own because she refuses to embrace Donald Trump’s false claim that Democrats stole the 2020 election.
Republicans argue it’s about unity, and that Ms Cheney hammering on about Mr Trump and what she calls his “dangerous and anti-democratic cult of personality” has done nothing to bring a fractured party together.
Ms Cheney, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, was expected to be voted out of her role as the number three House Republican by the party’s conference.
On Tuesday evening (local time) she delivered a defiant speech on the House floor, warning her colleagues of the potential “unravelling of our democracy” as a former president continues to mislead millions of Americans.