Mitt Romney: Removing Liz Cheney from Leadership Will Cost “Quite a Few” Votes

Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney on Monday criticized the congressional members of his party who are seeking to remove Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney as their third highest-ranking House member.

Romney, a longtime target of former President Donald Trump and his most ardent GOP supporters, remarked Monday that “expelling Liz Cheney from leadership won’t gain the GOP one additional voter, but it will cost us quite a few.” The former 2012 GOP presidential nominee rebuked the recent public remarks of the top two House GOP lawmakers, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise. Both GOP leaders last week endorsed the challenging bid of New York Republican Elise Stefanik to take over Cheney’s third-position party role as House Republican Conference chair.

Numerous former Republican Party lawmakers have praised Romney, Cheney and former President George W. Bush for their rejection of Trump’s unfounded election claims. But a very vocal sect of Washington GOP representatives have made their support for Trump very clear since last November.