President Joe Biden is apparently very confused by House Republicans for planning to push out Rep. Liz Cheney from the party’s leadership ranks due to her anti-Trump views, which includes her ridiculous stance that the former president should not have a role in the Republican Party.
“I don’t understand the Republicans,” Biden said to reporters on Wednesday.
His confusion is not totally unexpected. This is the same guy who often looks like a lost puppy when he’s conducting an interview or giving a speech. You know, those few occasions he’s in front of cameras and tends to ramble incoherently.
Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, is poised to be ousted from her party’s leadership team for publicly and repeatedly criticizing Trump. The House Republican Conference chairwoman and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney voted to impeach Trump this year for inciting an insurrection after the Jan. 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol Building. The Wyoming Republican has also questioned Trump’s insistence that the 2020 election was rigged against him.
“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system,” she tweeted this week in response to a Trump statement.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has complained Cheney’s remarks hurt the party and distract from the Republican agenda. Cheney is expected to face her second leadership challenge next week.
Democrats have seized on the Republican tensions to pin the GOP to their former standard-bearer, who is popular with his base but highly divisive among independents and centrists.
Keep in mind that Cheney recently fist bumped President Biden after delivering his atrocious speech to Congress last week. She tweeted that she “strongly disagrees” with Biden’s policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way,” Cheney wrote online. “We’re different political parties. We’re not sworn enemies. We’re Americans.”
Well, her stance against Trump tells you she’s an establishment darling and that alone is reason to get rid of her.