Liz Cheney Derides Jim Banksâ€™ GOP Working-Class Memo as Neo-Marxist
Breitbart, Apr 5, 2021
House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) slammed Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banksâ€™ (R-IN) memo Monday as Neo-Marxist.
Banks wrote a letter to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in March, charging that House Republicans must embrace issues important to working-class voters if they wish to take back the House majority during the 2022 midterm elections.
â€œPresident Trump gave the Republican Party a political gift: we are now the party supported by most working-class voters,â€ the Hoosier Republican wrote in the memo. â€œThe question is whether Republicans reject that gift or unwrap it and permanently become the Party of the Working Class.â€
During a call with the Congressional Institute last week, Cheney rebuked the call for making the Republican Party the party of working-class voters.
â€œCheney argued the GOP is not the party of class warfare and that dividing society into classes while attacking the private sector is neo-Marxist and wrong,â€ Politicoâ€™s Melanie Zanona wrote.
Cheneyâ€™s attacks against Banksâ€™ memo highlighted a stark contrast between the competing visions for the House Republican Conference. In Cheneyâ€™s view, the House GOP would embrace the more traditional, establishment positions of former House Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan. In Banksâ€™ vision, Republicans would embrace the working-class coalition Donald Trump established in 2016.