President Biden seemed perplexed Wednesday by the effort of House Republicans to oust Rep. Liz Cheney as the GOP conference chair.
When asked about GOP leaders seeking to remove the Wyoming Republican from her No. 3 spot in leadership, Biden responded: “I don’t understand the Republicans.”
Biden made the off-the-cuff comments as he was leaving the Las Gemelas restaurant at Union Market in Washington, D.C., where he picked up tacos and enchiladas for lunch to mark the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
Biden chose the stop because Las Gemelas was a beneficiary of the Biden administration’s new $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help hard-hit small businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
President Joe Biden leaves Taqueria Las Gemelas restaurant Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Former President Donald Trump and top House leaders have targeted Cheney for removal from House leadership for her unwillingness to bow to Trump and her tussles with the current leadership of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., who did not back Trump’s impeachment and have encouraged his continued involvement in the party as a way to win back the House in 2022.
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