(CNN)Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy echoed a now-familiar talking point on Tuesday when asked why he supported House Republicans’ move to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership spot.
“The congresswoman has every right to her opinion,” said Kennedy. “But she doesn’t have every right to be a leader, and it’s clear to me that many House Republicans want to concentrate on the Biden agenda in 2022 and she doesn’t want to do that.”
Read only slightly between the lines of Kennedy’s argument and you get this: Cheney is stuck in the past when it comes to Donald Trump and the 2020 election. Republicans want to look to the future — in 2022 and beyond.
That’s exactly how House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy cast the planned removal of Cheney during an interview on Fox News over the weekend. “We want to be united in looking, moving forward,” he said.
Which is funny!
Because just two days ago, the Weber County Republican Party censured Utah Sen. Mitt Romney for his vote to impeach then-President Trump for his role in inciting the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Trump celebrated the move.
“After being loudly booed at the Utah Republican Party Convention, Uta
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