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GOP Rep. Jordan says 'votes are there' to remove Cheney from GOP leadership

Jordan says the vote to oust Cheney will happen most likely next Wednesday.

Updated: May 6, 2021 - 9:48pm

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Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan says House Republicans have enough votes to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from Republican leadership.

"For sure, the votes are there, and I think it will happen most likely next Wednesday," Jordan said on Fox News on Wednesday.

Cheney has created problem within the House Republican Conference, largely over her ongoing disagreement with former President Trump over 2020 election fraud, which members says has become a distraction to their larger political and legislative agenda that includes retaking the chamber majority in 2022. 

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise has already publicly backed a replacement for Cheney as Republican House Conference chairwoman — New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik. 

"You can't have a Republican Conference chair reciting Democrat talking points," Jordan said. "You can't have a Republican Conference chair taking a position that 90% of the party disagrees with, and you can't have a Republican Party chair consistently speaking out against the individual who 74 million Americans voted for."

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