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Liz Cheney and the Big Lie

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A push to remove Cheney from her House leadership position shows how Trump, marooned at Mar-a-Lago without Twitter, continues to hold sway in the GOP.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad
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A push to remove Cheney from her House leadership position shows how Trump, marooned at Mar-a-Lago without Twitter, continues to hold sway in the GOP.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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continued to say that the behavior of donald trump after the 2020 election. She continues to say that all that was bad. You know, we've had a situation where President trump claimed for months that the election was stolen and then apparently set about to do everything he could to steal it himself and the house republicans, they don't like that. She continues to say that all that was bad. Another way of saying this is that the house republicans this week will punish one of their party leaders for telling the truth for telling the truth in a way that they find inconvenient to them. Some of these republicans justify to themselves by saying that, you know, this is politics and you want to spotlight your party's most favorable message issues that help unite your party and whatever she may believe about the 2020 election. The fact that she continues to make headlines about her attempt to say that what trump did was bad is a problem for republicans in their quest to retake Congress in 2022 because of that they don't want her in leadership. Where? Okay, well before we talk about what this means for the GOP, let's just talk about Liz Cheney who was she before this 2020 debacle. I imagine she's related to someone we might be familiar with. Yes, Liz Cheney is a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Vice President Dick Cheney has accidentally shot and injured a friend with whom he was hunting on a ranch in south texas. Weddington is in the hospital right now after Mr Cheney sprayed him with shotgun pellets while trying to hit a quail. She only joined Congress pretty recently. She was first elected in 2016 and she is the sole member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Wyoming. And despite just joining Congress in 2017, she already had this meteoric rise to become the number three Republican in house leadership in early 2019. And she's been talked about
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