(PatriotWise.com)- Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House, spoke out this week against establishment “Republican” Liz Cheney. Gingrich told Maria Bartiromo on Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures that he believes it’s time for Cheney to leave her position as House GOP Conference Chair.
Gingrich offered a defense of Cheney in the sense that she has the right as an individual member of Congress to say and do what she pleased, but added that she has “no right as the chair of the conference to take the power and the prestige that the conference has given her and use it to undermine the conference.”
The former House Speaker added how Cheney is very much in the minority of the House Republican Party, which he says should give her reason to step back and wonder whether she really represents the conference at all.
“The conference was 200 to 10 opposite her, she was one of ten in 210 votes. At that point you either have to check your sails and say, “OK, I’ll represent the conference.” Or, morally you ought to resign because you’re using the power that they loaned you…” he said.
Cheney has long opposed former President Donald Trump’s agenda, but her recent comments that he is pushing a “BIG LIE” when he talks about evidence of misconduct and fraud in the last election.
“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system,” she said on May 3.
The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, 2021
Gingrich added that he wouldn’t be surprised if Cheney chose to run as an independent presidential candidate if Trump is nominated to run in the 2024 presidential election, much like other Republican Trump critics have done before.
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“I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see her show up as an independent candidate for president if Trump is nominated… She’d almost by morally obligated to support the Democrat,” Gingrich added.
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