Pelosi defended Liz Cheney after Cheney got the boot from her leadership position in the GOP, according to Fox News.
“Congresswoman Liz Cheney is a leader of great courage, patriotism and integrity,” Pelosi shared.
“Today, House Republicans declared that those values are unwelcome in the Republican party.”
“For the sake of our democracy, reasonable Republicans across the country must take back their party,” Pelosi stated.
“When Liz Cheney chose patriotism, she was no longer eligible to be a leader in the House Republican conference,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries stated.
“Today, the Republican Party went all in to fully transform itself into the party of Donald Trump,” DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison remarked.
“House Republicans are making clear their only priority is to defend Trump and his Big Lie, despite the deadly insurrection on the Capitol, and Trump’s dismal approval ratings that the NRCC tried to keep quiet.”
“[GOP Leader] Kevin McCarthy has completely turned over the leadership of his caucus to extremists and conspiracy theorists, and the Republican Party’s dumpster fire has now become a full-blown inferno.”
“The dangerous evolution of the Republican Party into an anti-truth, autocratic cult has never been more clear, or our need to fight it,” Adam Schiff stated.
From Fox News:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stood up for Rep. Liz Cheney Wednesday and decried the House Republicans’ decision to oust her from leadership as a sign that the GOP has turned its back on democracy.
Cheney, R-Wyo., had remained steadfast in her opposition to former President Trump and his “dangerous lies” about the 2020 election being stolen from him — putting her at odds with other House Republicans who wanted to move on from the Jan. 6 riot and unite the party to win in the 2022 midterms.
Pelosi accused the GOP of trying to whitewash the Jan. 6 attack and she urged Cheney-aligned Republicans to continue to speak out for the truth.
Cheney was one of 10 Republicans who joined with Democrats in impeaching Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol to stop the certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory.
Democrats have routinely praised Cheney’s outspokenness against Trump in the months since, which has rankled GOP members who believe their party leader should be more focused on attacking Democrats than the former president.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said Cheney has been a “patriot” but lamented that “she’s paid a heavy price for it.”
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) pounced on Cheney’s ouster Wednesday and portrayed the Republican Party as completely surrendering to Trump, whom they’ve dubbed a proven loser.
The DNC intends to project images on the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night that read, “Welcome to the RNC HQ.”
Cheney had already survived a vote of no confidence in February, but instead of treading lightly after the warning shot, Cheney continued to double down on her anti-Trump rhetoric, angering her colleagues.