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OnPolitics: Meet Liz Cheney’s possible replacement

  • May 06, 2021

Another day, another drip in the Liz Cheney drama. 

“The Republican Party is at a turning point, and Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution,” the No. 3 House Republican wrote a scathing editorial published in the Washington Post. 

House Republicans already have a possible replacement for Cheney should she be ousted from her leadership role. 

It’s Mabinty, with more on the GOP’s infighting. 

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So about that editorial … 

Cheney called on members of her party to choose allegiance to the Constitution over the “cult of personality” of former President Donald Trump. She also called out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for changing his stance on Trump, saying he “left no doubt” about Trump’s guilt in his public remarks days after Jan. 6.

Rep. Elise Stefanik. The person rising as a potential replacement for the Wyoming Republican is Stefanik, a New York Republican who emerged as a loyal and vocal defender of the 45th president in the last years of the Trump administration. Here’s what to know about her.

Costly travel ✈️

Former Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite traversed the globe in his brief tenure under the Trump administration, spending about $2.4 million in air travel, according to figures and documents obtained by USA TODAY.

made national headlines in 2020.) 

“I am extremely proud of the record of accomplishments of Our Sailors and Marines during my tenure as Secretary, especially following such a tumultuous chapter in the Navy’s recent history of crisis following crisis as compared to our other services,” Braithwaite wrote in an email. “I submit it’s impossible to lead men and women deployed around the world from behind a desk in Washington.” 

More in Washington: 

  • Mike Pence looks at the 2024 presidential race but sees Donald Trump everywhere
  • Justice Department asks Arizona Senate to respond to concerns about election audit
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs controversial election law with an eye on 2022 election
  • Joe Biden looks to sell child care, education plan with state-specific pitches

Happy National Nurses Day. Thank you for all that you do! —Mabinty 

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