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‘She’s Toast:’ GOP sources say Cheney’s political future ‘in peril’ as she fights Trump

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

May 4, 2021

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM and MEAD GRUVER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to stand firmly with Donald Trump, despite the former president’s false claims about the election being stolen from him.

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No. 3 GOP leader Liz Cheney is trying to steer the party far from Trump’s claims about his defeat, charting a future without him.

The party, it became more apparent Tuesday, does not have room for both.

Cheney’s political future was increasingly in peril as McCarthy signaled he would no longer protect his lieutenant from those seeking her ouster from House GOP leadership, opening the possibility of a vote to remove her from the job as soon as next week. One Republican granted anonymity to discuss the situation said simply,…

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