Sarasota Congressmen Vote Out Liz Cheney

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Months after the election, disagreements over who should lead House Republicans continue to shake the caucus. Representatives in the House, including both of this region’s congressmen, voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP caucus chair.

Rep. Greg  Steube, R-Sarasota, said it was an important move if the GOP hopes to take back the House in 2022. Democrats right now hold a narrow six-vote lead, and Steube said it will take unity and focus to take back the chamber for the first time since his own 2018 election.

“Today, I joined my colleagues in voting to remove Liz Cheney as the chair of the House Republican conference,” he said. “Our vote shows Republicans see the bigger picture – the party and our conference is united to win back the House in 2022 and fight back against the destructive, radical left policies coming from Nancy Pelosi and the Biden Administration. I hope that our next conference chair will represent the majority of the Republican conference’s conservative values and embrace the America First Agenda that the mass majority of Americans support.”

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, also voted to remove Cheney. As co-chair of the Florida Delegation and a member in the running to lead the Ways and Means Committee.

Buchanan spokeswoman Sally Dionne said the Congressman also voted for the change to reset the party.

“He supports a united leadership team,” Dionne said.

Cheney has found herself at odds particularly with the wing of the party most loyal to former President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday released a statement calling her a “bitter, horrible human being.” Cheney has been critical of Trump’s insistence the 2020 presidential election as stolen.

Notably, Steube was among Representatives who challenged several slates of electors when the results of the election in Congress were certified. But Buchanan was not, and was among few Florida Republican representatives who neither joined a lawsuit challenging results in court nor objected to the results in Congress.

But the two did come together on whether the caucus needs to move past this. New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is likely to take over as GOP Conference Chair.

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