Liz Cheney ousted as House Republican Conference Chair after calls mounted to expel her from party

REP. Liz Cheney has lost her post in the House Republican leadership on Wednesday after her months-long feud with Donald Trump.

House Republicans ousted Cheney by voice vote in Capitol Hill this morning.

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House Republicans ousted Cheney by voice vote in Capitol Hill this morning[/caption]

She is likely to be replaced by New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has a less conservative voting record than Cheney, though has emerged as a staunch Trump supporter.

Speaking to reporters after the vote, Cheney said she as “absolutely committed as I said last night, as I said just now to my colleagues, that we must go forward based on truth.”

Cheney refused to back down in a speech on the House floor on Tuesday.

“I am a conservative Republican, and the most conservative of conservative principles is reverence for the rule of law,” she said.

“The election is over. That is the rule of law. That is our constitutional process. Those who refuse to accept the rulings of our courts are at war with the Constitution.”

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