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Report: House Republicans schedule vote to remove Liz Cheney from leadership role

Wyoming rep has been slammed for her opposition to President Trump.

Updated: May 7, 2021 - 4:09pm

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Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney may face an ouster from her leadership role in the House of Representatives as early as next Wednesday as Republican disaffection with her record in Congress continues to grow. 

The vote that may boot Cheney from her position as House Republican Conference Chair "is scheduled for Wednesday morning," the New York Post reported on Friday.  

The vote will reportedly be called by North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx. It will mark the second time this year that Cheney has faced the threat of removal; she survived a similar attempt in February. 

Unlike February's vote, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise are reportedly supportive of the measure, potentially signaling more dire prospects for Cheney next week.

Cheney was one of the scant few House Republicans to have voted to impeach President Donald Trump due to his alleged "incitement" of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

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