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Rep. Lauren Boebert on Cheney leadership removal: GOP 'finally taking a stand, getting a backbone'

"As Republicans, we should always unite around conservative policies," Boebert said.

Updated: May 12, 2021 - 5:28pm

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Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert said Wednesday, just hours after her House Republican Conference removed fellow GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post, that Republicans are now focusing on an America First agenda. 

"Republicans are finally taking a stand and getting a backbone and removing people from leadership who do not promote America First agenda, the Trump policies," Boebert told the "John Solomon Reports" podcast. "President Trump really pioneered the way for this new Republican Party, and he's very much the leader of the Republican Party."

House Republicans removed Cheney, of Wyoming, from her post as conference chairwoman as she continued to denounce Trump, following her vote to impeach him earlier this year.

Boebert also said that when members of Congress leave the "D.C. bubble," they hear from constituents that they want Trump's legacy to continue in the party.

"You have to go back to your district and hear from your people," Boebert said. "And the people are still passionate about President Trump and everything that he did for our country. And they're wanting him to be back here because they know that there's still opportunity for him to lead this country into greatness."

She also said: "You don't need to look to leadership in the conference to see what the Republican Party is really doing. When I go home, no one asks me, 'Who's leading the conference?' you know, 'Who's going to be the secretary of the conference?' They ask who's leading on the issues.

"As Republicans, we should always unite around conservative policies. Every Republican knows, when you campaign as a conservative, you win the election. But when you legislate as a conservative, the people win. The policies we ran on – tax cuts, deregulation, pro-life, pro-family, pro-American energy, border security – this is what should unite us, and this is what our conference chair should champion."