GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have dumped Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post.

The reason: Her persistent repudiation of President Donald Trump’s election falsehoods.

But the Wyoming Republican is defiantly insisting she’ll keep trying to wrench her party away from the former president and his “destructive lies.”

GOP lawmakers needed less than 20 minutes and a voice vote to oust Cheney from her job as their No. 3 House leader. The move was pushed by Trump and other top Republicans.

And it underscores the hold the twice-impeached former president retains on his party and his ability to upend the careers of antagonists.

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