Donald Trump has been invited to speak at CPAC, the annual gathering of conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Liz Cheney, who voted for Donald Trump’s impeachment, has feelings about that.
Q: Do you believe former President Trump should speaking at CPAC?@GOPLeader: "Yes he should."@RepLizCheney: "That's up to CPAC….I don't believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country."
McCarthy: "On that high note, thank you very much." pic.twitter.com/ZOkTUbpQCP
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 24, 2021
“Do you believe former President Trump should speaking at CPAC?” Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked.
“Yes he should,” McCarthy replied.
“That’s up to CPAC….I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country,” Rep. Liz Cheney snapped.
Kevin McCarthy closes, “On that high note, thank you very much.”>
Her Wyoming constituents are more seriously considering whether or not Cheney should have a “role in the future of the party or the country.”
Since Liz Cheney is trending,
I want to make it clear that we are actively working to replace her.
If you live in Wyoming, & want to unseat Cheney, please fill out this form: https://t.co/pGD7Axa51U
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) February 24, 2021
There is a strong Republican primary bid to see Cheney replaced as a candidate with Anthony Bouchard. There is more generally a pro-Trump activist effort to see her out of office as early as 2022.
While Liz Cheney recently survived a challenge to her Republican House leadership role, she has been formally censured by the Wyoming Republican Party.
Meanwhile, as Donald Trump has accepted the invitation to CPAC, former Vice President Mike Pence has declined. The Business Insider reported on the development.
“Schlapp expressed regret at Pence’s absence, saying ‘conservatives want to hear his take on the current threats posed by socialism and this radicalized Democrat party.'”
“A source close to Pence told CNN the former vice president was looking to stay out of the public eye for six months,” the report continued.
Despite media rumors to the contrary, Trump aides say there is no lingering bad blood between Donald Trump and Mike Pence about the Electoral College fallout.
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