Liberals suggest Liz Cheney should be Speaker of the House, but not everyone agrees

Several political pundits on Twitter are arguing over whether ousted Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney should get votes to become Speaker of the House if Democrats retain control of the lower house.

Jennifer Rubin, a Washington Post columnist, tweeted that she was excited about the idea of ​​Cheney becoming Speaker of the House.

“Okay, I’m sold. Liz Cheney as speaker,” Rubin tweeted on Friday.

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Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin stated that former President Trump should not run for re-election because he was invoking his Fifth Amendment rights.

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin stated that former President Trump should not run for re-election because he was invoking his Fifth Amendment rights.
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John Dean, White House Advisor to former President Nixon and CNN contributor, called the idea brilliant.

WaPo columnist Jennifer Rubin suggested that if the GOP gains control of the House of Representatives, Democrats should appoint Liz Cheney as speaker. Brilliant idea in many ways!” he tweeted.

Zack Czajkowski, a field organizer for former President Obama’s re-election campaign and regional voting director for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also supported the idea.

“Why not Liz Cheney as interim Speaker of the House. It will piss off both Democrats and Republicans. She’s a responsible adult with a conservative voting streak, a proven ability to work across the aisle, and most importantly, she has an unwavering moral courage under pressure,” Czajkowski tweeted.

The idea did not receive warm approval from others.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Cheney will be looking for a job soon, but it shouldn’t be in Congress.

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US Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters outside the US Capitol on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.  Cheney expressed her intention to remain on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided to reject two of House Minority Leader McCarthy's nominees for the committee.

US Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters outside the US Capitol on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Cheney expressed her intention to remain on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided to reject two of House Minority Leader McCarthy’s nominees for the committee.
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“There will be NO speaking engagements from Liz Cheney. She’s looking for a job, but she won’t get it. Any Republican who would vote for Liz Cheney would vote for Biden’s agenda,” she tweeted.

Nina Turner, former Democratic congressional candidate and co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, said Cheney should never be Speaker of the House.

“These people live on an episode of The West Wing when 60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, can’t afford medical treatment and struggle to put food on the table. No, Liz, I voted against the John Lewis Rights Act vote, Cheney shouldn’t be a speaker. Never,” Turner said.

Cheney said at a Nov. 11 event at the University of Chicago that she could see a situation where some members of the GOP vote for former President Trump to be Speaker of the House because someone outside of Congress can be elected to the position .

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Rep. Liz Cheney looks on during her pre-election night party in Jackson, Wyoming August 16, 2022.

Rep. Liz Cheney looks on during her pre-election night party in Jackson, Wyoming August 16, 2022.
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“You can imagine a situation in the current environment where members at the beginning of the alphabet say Donald Trump. You don’t have to be a member of the House of Representatives to be a speaker,” Cheney said. “If people on the Republican side start to stand up and say Donald Trump, you could have an impact where a lot of people are saying that and where Donald Trump is going to start looking at that as a kind of test of loyalty. That’s the power he now has over Kevin McCarthy and over a number of members of the Republican caucus leadership.”

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