San Francisco Chronicle

Scalise backs ousting Cheney


House Republican leaders moved quickly Wednesday to expel Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her leadership post for criticizin­g Donald Trump and his election lies, as their No. 2, Rep. Steve Scalise, publicly backed ousting her and the top leader, Kevin McCarthy, privately lobbied for a replacemen­t. It was a remarkable show of force to run out a oncepopula­r figure now deemed unacceptab­le by fellow Republican­s because she has rejected Trump’s lies and refused to absolve him or the party of its role in perpetuati­ng the false claims of a fraudulent election that fueled the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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