Cowardice: McCarthy Blocked Recording Of Vote That Booted Cheney From House Leadership

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According to CNN, there is no record of which lawmakers supported or opposed the ousting of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership role this week because House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) opted for a voice vote on the matter.

The vote took only 16 minutes, according to the report.

After Cheney offered remarks to her colleagues, during which she again called out former President Trump for his lies about the 2020 election, “Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina made the motion to recall Cheney, thus formally beginning the process of removing her as conference chair,” CNN reported.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke briefly and a voice vote was called. Because it was a voice vote, there is no tally of those who supported or opposed Cheney.

A source in the room told CNN that McCarthy made the same points he wrote in his letter released on Monday before the vote.

Another source told CNN that five lawmakers stood to request a recorded vote to remove Cheney from the leadership — but that did not happen and the gavel came down.

Cheney told colleagues it was up to McCarthy, a California Republican, whether he wanted a voice vote or not “and Kevin asked for voice,” the source said.

Read the full report.

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