Liz Cheney Contradicts Kevin McCarthy On Trump’s Future In The Party
The growing divide in the Republican Party over whether or not former President Donald Trump has a future in the party came to a head Wednesday when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) was directly contradicted by GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming).
When asked if Trump should speak at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), McCarthy said, “Yes he should.” McCarthy has been in regular conversation with Trump and even visited his Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago soon after Trump’s term ended.
Cheney then responded in direct contradiction saying, “That’s up to CPAC … I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.”
Should former Pres. Trump speak at CPAC?
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: "Yes, he should."
GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney: "That's up to CPAC…following January 6, I don't believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party, or country." pic.twitter.com/SdT9u2IniE
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 24, 2021
Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) can be seen in the background shaking his head in disapproval of Cheney. “On that high note, thank you!” said McCarthy before quickly walking off the podium.
McCarthy is already scheduled to speak at CPAC in Orlando, Florida, notably close to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf club.