Liz Cheney says it's only 'right' the GOP form a new path forward without Donald Trump just days after she was ousted from Republican leadership for refusing to back voter fraud claims

 Liz Cheney said in an interview that will air Sunday evening that the Republican Party needs to move forward without Donald Trump because it's 'right'.

During an interview with 'Axios on HBO', the Wyoming congresswoman was asked why she has hope that charting a new course without the former president will work out.

'Because I love this country,' Cheney told Jonathan Swan. 'Because I believe in our Democracy and I believe in our constitutional process and system.'


'And because I look at it from the perspective of what's right.'

Cheney was recently ousted from her post a Republican Conference chairwoman for repeatedly breaking with Trump and refusing to back his claims of a 'rigged' election riddled with widespread voter fraud.

Liz Cheney said it's doing 'what's right' to try and forge a path for the Republican Party that doesn't involve Donald Trump

Liz Cheney said it's doing 'what's right' to try and forge a path for the Republican Party that doesn't involve Donald Trump

But Swan pointed out: 'It just seems like there aren't people willing to buy what you're selling.'

He isn't wrong.

A CBS News/YouGov poll taken immediately after Cheney lost her No. 3 leadership spot in the House GOP revealed 80 per cent of Republican voters back the decision.

And in another sign of the Republican Party deepening the ties with Trump, 52 per cent of Republican respondents said the party was right to boot Cheney because she 'didn't support Trump,' while 69 per cent said she is no longer 'on message with the party.'

Of the 951 Republicans polled May 12-14, 66 per cent say a GOP lawmaker being loyal to Trump is important to them.

The Friday after Cheney was voted out, New York Representative Elise Stefanik was chosen to replace her. Stefanik has a less conservative voting record than Cheney, but did vote against certifying the electron for Joe Biden on January 6 and was one of Trump's biggest defenders during his second impeachment shortly after.

The Republican Conference held a voice vote on May 12 where Cheney was ultimately removed from leadership – although she remains congresswoman for the at-large Wyoming district.

She spoke to reporters following the vote where she said her new mission would be to keep Trump out of the White House.


'I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again, is anywhere near the Oval Office,' she vowed.

She also told fellow lawmakers after the vote: 'I promise you this, after today, I will be leading the fight to restore our party and our nation to conservative principles, to defeating socialism, to defending our republic, to making the GOP worthy again of being the party of Lincoln.'

Cheney is facing backlash from her own constituents, as well.

There are already at least five Republicans who launched a bid to replace Cheney as Wyoming's representative in the U.S. House.

Trump is expected to get involved in the race and endorse a candidate against Cheney.

Liz Cheney says it's only 'right' the GOP form a new path forward without Donald Trump just days after she was ousted from Republican leadership for refusing to back voter fraud claims Liz Cheney says it's only 'right' the GOP form a new path forward without Donald Trump just days after she was ousted from Republican leadership for refusing to back voter fraud claims Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:19 Rating: 5

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