I think that he is not leading with principle right now. And I think that it is sad and I think it's dangerous. — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney
I think that he is not leading with principle right now. And I think that it is sad and I think it's dangerous. — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney
Rep. Liz Cheney said GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is 'not leading with principles right now' and called his actions 'sad' and 'dangerous'
  • Rep. Liz Cheney accused GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of "not leading with principle."
  • "I think that it is sad and I think it's dangerous," Cheney told the "Today" show on Wednesday.
  • House Republicans voted to remove Cheney from leadership over her criticism of Trump.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney in a new interview blasted her colleague House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy shortly after he voted to remove her from GOP leadership.

"I think that he is not leading with principle right now," Cheney told NBC's "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday. "And I think that it is sad and I think it's dangerous. And I think that we are at a moment where the Republican Party has to lead. The Republican Party has to have leaders that are focused on principle."

... "Given what the former president did, he's not just former president," Cheney said. "He provoked an attack on the Capitol, an attack on our democracy. I can't understand why you would want to go rehabilitate him. There's no principled reason to do that."

McCarthy has emphasized that his priority is winning back the House in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections. Like many Republican lawmakers, McCarthy has welcomed Trump's support.


Cheney, however, told Guthrie that she is leading the charge to "restore" the GOP and bring it "back to substance and principle." She stressed that she will do "whatever it takes" to keep Trump from returning to the White House, as rumors swirl that the former president may launch a 2024 bid.
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