Liz Cheney clashes with Kevin McCarthy at presser over Trump at CPAC, Internet says she 'should be the leader'

A question on whether former President Trump should speak at the annual CPAC on Sunday highlighted the divisions within the Republican camp

Liz Cheney clashes with Kevin McCarthy at presser over Trump at CPAC, Internet says she 'should be the leader'
Kevin McCarthy and Liz Cheney had a difference of opinion when it came to Trump speaking at CPAC 2021 (Getty Images)
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A question on whether former President Trump should speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday highlighted the cracks and divisions within the Republican camp. The question was popped on Wednesday (February 24) to which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy responded simply: "Yes, he should."

However, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney had a different opinion. Cheney, who earlier garnered mixed opinions on social media after voting to impeach Trump contradicted McCarthy's response. "That's up to CPAC," she said. "I've been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following January 6 I don't believe he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country."

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The press conference ended abruptly with McCarthy saying: "On that high note, thank you very much." This was followed by laughter that erupted in the room. Social media was filled with netizens voicing out their opinions.

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"Liz Cheney represents what’s left of what once was a conservative party. Goodbye conservatism, hello conspiracy theories, anti-government posture, an authoritarian attitude that justifies violence and extremist groups. That’s what’s left," one of the tweets read. The support continued: "A woman has more backbone than these weak men could ever have. From the look of things, she should be the leader!"

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"Liz Cheney is correct, Trump did unspeakable horrors to this country and for them to keep giving him one golden pass after another does not bode well," one of the persons commented. "The Republican Presidential nominee will be a woman in 2024. I got my eye on Haley, & now Cheney," seconded a tweet.

"I’m so damn glad she is standing her ground. It’s obvious she is DONE with the BS-she walks the other direction every time they leave moments like these... good for her!" one of the people wrote. Forgiving Trump wasn't even an option for some of the Twitterati. "If Trump didn’t incite insurrection on January 6th, what was he doing that day? What else do you call his actions post election culminating in his rally to violence at the Capitol, the ensuing attack and carnage and death in his name, on his behalf/at his behest, for his benefit?"

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"Liz Cheney is correct, Trump did unspeakable horrors to this country and for them to keep giving him one golden pass after another does not bode well," a tweet read (Getty Images)

"Cheney scares those old men half to death. She’s right, and they know they are digging themselves in deeper. They don’t know how to get themselves out of the sticky mess they’re in. Globs of corruption will be hanging off all them in plain sight come next election. Woe to them," a person opined.

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Some felt this was just Cheney's move. "Liz Cheney is correct, but she is trying to save people who refuse to grab the life preserver. Some would rather drown or fall on their own flag pole, as it were. Unfortunately for our country, @GOPLeader is one of those people," one of the tweets read.


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