Rep. Liz Cheney speaks out against Trumps role in GOP future

Lawrence Kim
February 26, 2021

"And former presidents are not immune from being held accountable by either one".

"Yes, he should [speak]", McCarthy said curtly, turning quickly away from the reporter who asked the question.

Remember, too, when you hear NeverTrumpers denounce CPAC for being a Trumpist cult of personality, that these are the same people who not only venerate Ronald Reagan and Bill Buckley as secular saints, but wish the Republican Party could have remained as it was in the halcyon days of the Cold War, when all was as it should be because people listened to them. And who is against him?

Mike Allen at Axios set the stage with a report Monday that Trump will "claim total control of the GOP" at CPAC, and is even now setting up "the machinery for kingmaking in the 2022 midterms".

But a Trump 2024 announcement may not come at CPAC, which starts Friday with panels on "cancel culture" and "protecting elections". But "following January 6 I don't believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country".

"Having chosen the progressive route, [Biden] certainly made it a lot easier for me to unify my members in the opposition", McConnell said.

The 36-year Senate veteran had an expedient relationship with Trump while he was in office. "One at a time".

"He talked about how in 2009, the new Democrat President, Democrat House, Democrat Senate - how similar that moment was to this moment", Banks said.

Trump reacted with a blistering public statement of his own, calling McConnell an "unsmiling political hack", and warned Republicans against listening to the longtime GOP leader.

Trump has been keeping a relatively low profile since he moved from the White House to Palm Beach a month ago.

Mike Pence in the foreground of Donald Trump
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Ivanka Trump, ensconced now in an expensive seaside Miami condominium while a new mansion nearby is set for build on a $30 million plot purchased late previous year, wants "nothing to do with politics", a friend of hers said of her current state of mind.

Instead, she is "getting her family settled, and that's her only focus", said the friend. It also is a sign that Trump plans to continue taking a hands-on role with the Republican Party during his post-White House life.

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Lawrence Tabas, chairman of the committee, has called a meeting for members from across the state to decide if Toomey should be censured for voting to convict Trump after this month's impeachment trial, three members told Reuters.

Vanessa Trump spends a good deal of the year in Jupiter, Florida, where her ex-husband has been eyeing an $11 million waterfront mansion in the town's exclusive Admiral's Cove development.

It's not clear if the Mar-a-Lago fundraiser will push Noem ahead of her rumored competition, but it will likely bolster her candidacy and link her to the Trump-branded identity in Washington. Again, she is clearly seeking to establish herself, and I think has established herself, at the national level.

"You really can't include everybody", he said.

The day after the insurrection, McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, who served as Trump's transportation secretary since the beginning of his term, announced her resignation.

"For many, the fealty never ends. He was right", he said.

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