What is Liz Cheney's net worth? Wyoming rep's future in jeopardy as Kevin McCarthy blasts her in leaked audio
'I think she’s got real problems,' McCarthy told Fox News host Steve Doocy about the Wyoming congresswoman, adding, 'I’ve had it with her'
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared notably frustrated with Rep Liz Cheney as he was caught on a hot mic criticizing the Republican congresswoman from Wyoming. Now, many are wondering whether Cheney's position in the GOP caucus is in jeopardy following her repeated criticisms of former president Donald J Trump.
McCarthy was heard going off on his Never-Trumper colleague in the off-air audio footage. The audio clip was captured during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, May 4th. “I think she’s got real problems," McCarthy could be heard telling host Steve Doocy of the Wyoming congresswoman in the leaked audio, obtained by Axios.
“I’ve had it with her,” the House GOP leader said ahead of a 'Fox and Friends' interview. “You know, I’ve lost confidence... Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place," he added, signaling that Cheney may be on her way out.
It's worth noting that Cheney has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump within the Republican Party. She was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach the former President, blaming him for the January 6 storming of the Capitol that resulted in five deaths. Trump reiterated on Monday, April 3, his position that the 2020 election was stolen from him. “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” he said in a sensational press release.
This did not sit well with Cheney, who responded on Twitter saying, "The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”
The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, 2021
McCarthy openly said during the on-air portion of his Fox News interview that he had "heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message. We all need to be working as one if we’re able to win the majority.”
Concerns over Cheney were not tied to her impeachment vote, said McCarthy, who frequently visits the former president in Florida. Cheney has previously survived an effort to oust her from her position as the third-ranking member of the House GOP conference. At the time, she had McCarthy's support, which appears to be waning and quickly. Cheney has already been censured by the Wyoming GOP and there have been a number of anti-Cheney rallies across the country.
“This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on Jan 6,” Cheney spokesperson Jeremy Adler in a statement responding to McCarthy’s comments. “Liz will not do that. That is the issue.”
Cheney had said while announcing her intent to impeach Trump that there had "never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," referring to the January 6 riots.
What is Liz Cheney's Net Worth?
Cheney, 54, has been serving as the US representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district since 2017. She has held previous positions in the George Bush administration and has also practiced law at a private firm. According to Gossip Gist, Cheney makes or is paid close to $1 million annually, though her official salary has never been confirmed. Meanwhile, her net worth is estimated to be anywhere between five to ten million dollars.