Eleven members of the GOP Party’s House Freedom Caucus has asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday to leave the Speaker of the House position while also altering the rules of the GOP conference to remove Congress-members Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, both of whom Pelosi appointed to the Jan. 6 Commission, from the GOP Party.
House Freedom Caucus Chair Republican Andy Biggs (Ariz.) listed the grievances the group has with Pelosi, including her “removal of two Republicans from the commission.” Pelosi removed ranking members Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from the commission in an action that was met with anger by McCarthy and supported by RINO Cheney.
“It was antithetical to have within your conference, people who have shown they want to remove the minority leader,” Biggs said about her appointment of Kinzinger and Cheney to give the commission a bipartisan appearance.
Biggs offered a new rule for the GOP conference, that any member accepting a committee assignment outside their usual procedure, “shall instantly cease to be a member.”
Other members agreed with Biggs’ concerns, with Congresswoman Lauren Boebert claiming that she has “witnessed firsthand that representatives Cheney and Kinzinger have done more damage to the GOP Conference than helped while working for Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff,” even saying that “both Adam and Liz have simped for Pelosi, as she has taken more power in her office and run over the Constitution.”
An outspoken critic of former President Trump, Cheney was also recently called the most unpopular Republican in the nation according to a new survey this month reported by Axios. Back in May, House GOP members overwhelmingly decided to remove Cheney from her No. 3 spot in the House leadership.
Kinzinger is also a full NeverTrumper who routinely joins with the liberal media to repeat Democrat talking points about January 6.
This comes at a time when Democrats are growing increasingly worried about losing the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms. Republicans who cided against Trump during his two impeachments are also getting concerned, as the numbers don’t look good for their reelections.
Author: Steven Sinclaire