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Liz Cheney’s remarks on the House floor on the night before her expected removal from leadership post by CNN politics

Liz Cheney Assails Trump in Fiery Remarks Before GOP House Vote on Her Ouster

On the eve of a vote by her fellow Republicans that is all but certain to remove her from a party leadership post, Cheney appeared on the House floor Tuesday night to drive home her message that those who refuse to accept the election results, affirmed by officials of both parties and the courts, “are at war with the Constitution.” “Today, we face a threat America has never seen before. A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol, in an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive efforts to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him,” Cheney said. “I will not sit back and watch in silence,” she added. “We must speak the truth. Our election was not stolen.” The Wednesday morning vote by Republican House members will be done by secret ballot. Cheney’s spokesman, Jeremy Adler, said in a text message that she would not step down before the vote. Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, has become increasingly isolated in her party for her persistent rebuttals to Trump’s false claims. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has said that has become a distraction for Republicans and backs replacing her as Republican conference chair with New York Representative Elise Stefanik, a Trump loyalist.

Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, gave a defiant speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives on the eve of a GOP conference meeting where Cheney is expected to be removed from her leadership position. Here are her remarks from Tuesday evening, provided by the Wyoming Republican’s office:”Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to discuss freedom and our constitutional duty to protect it. “I have been privileged to see first-hand how powerful and how fragile freedom is. 28 years ago, I stood outside a polling place, a schoolhouse in western Kenya. Soldiers had chased away people lined up to vote. A few hours later, the people began streaming back in, risking further attack, undaunted in their determination to exercise their right to vote.”In 1992, I sat across a table from a young mayor in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and listened to him talk of his dream of liberating his nation from communism. Years later, for his dedication to the cause of freedom, Boris Nemtsov would be assassinated by Vladimir Putin’s thugs. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/politics/liz-cheney-floor-speech-full-remarks/index.html

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