Liz Cheney Wants To Lead The GOP â€” Right Back To Its Bush/Cheney Past
In every one of the four years Cheney's been in Congress, the party has become less and less the party of the neoconservatives, and more and more the party of the populists.
November 20, 2020 By Christopher Bedford
When Congress returns in January, there will be fewer Democrats than there were in December. If current projections hold, House Speaker Nancy Pelosiâ€™s current 37-seat lead will have shrunk to as few as nine â€” the most tenuous grip on power sheâ€™s ever had as speaker. At the same time, pending the Georgia runoffs, Mitch McConnell will be returning for his fourth term as Senate majority leader.
There will be a host of new Republican faces and a few old ones, including Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, which might be awkward for Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who chairs the House Republican Conference but donated money to Massieâ€™s primary opponent. A libertarian troublemaker who now bears Ron Paulâ€™s â€œDr. Noâ€ nickname, the anti-war Massie has long been a procedural pain in Republican leadershipâ€™s side. So when one of his stands earned the ire of President Donald Trump, the reliably pro-war Cheney saw an opportunity to get rid of him and went for it.