Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke out on Wednesday to fire back at Republicans for ousting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership positions earlier in the day.
“For the sake of our democracy, reasonable Republicans across the country must take back their party,” Pelosi said. “Congresswoman Liz Cheney is a leader of great courage, patriotism and integrity. Today, House Republicans declared that those values are unwelcome in the Republican party.”
“The Republican denial of the truth presented by Congresswoman Cheney is reflected in their denial of the need to seek the truth in a January 6th commission and to repair the damage of January 6th with a security supplemental immediately,” she added.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 12, 2021
Cheney was removed from her leadership role after voting in favor of impeaching former President Donald Trump earlier this year. After her removal on Wednesday, Trump was quick to celebrate the news.
“Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being,” Trump said in a statement, according to Yahoo News. “She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our country. She is a talking point for Democrats, whether that means the border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy.”
Not stopping there, Trump made reference to Cheney’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.
“She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our great military, the worst decision in our country’s history,” Trump concluded. “I look forward to soon watching her as a paid contributor on CNN or MSDNC!”
Cheney was quick to blast Trump after her ousting.
“I rise to discuss freedom and our constitutional duty to protect it,” she said. “We have a threat America has never seen before. A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol in an effort to steal the election has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him.”
Cheney also said that she will devote herself to making sure Trump never gets near the White House again.