UPDATED 7:15 AM PT – Friday, July 30, 2021
The conservative House Freedom Caucus wants Representatives Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) penalized for cozying up to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her January 6 commission. Members of the caucus gathered for a press conference Thursday to announce their effort to take the two lawmakers out of the House GOP conference.
Congressman Bob Good (R-Va.) defended the removal by asserting they can no longer be trusted in private Republican meetings because they are not real Republicans. He said some have dubbed the two lawmakers as “Pelosi Republicans.” The congressman added, the GOP cannot work with elected officials who criticize their own party more than they do the Democrats.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) echoed Good’s sentiments while emphasizing Republicans who have that close of a relationship with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Pelosi should not be allowed to listen in on meetings meant for Republican ears only.
Even the incompetent attending physician could diagnose Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger with Trump Derangement Syndrome.
They work for Pelosi, not the American people, and Kevin McCarthy must expel them from the Republican conference. pic.twitter.com/a57vTWne6v
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) July 29, 2021
Due to the actions of Cheney and Kinzinger, the Freedom Caucus wants to make the rules more strict. Congressman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) wants a rule declaring any member who accepts a committee assignment outside the normal procedure “shall immediately cease to be a member of the conference.”
Biggs also renewed a call the caucus made earlier this week for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to make a privileged motion on the House floor to remove Pelosi from her speakership role.
Failed leadership from the Biden Administration, Nancy Pelosi, and DC Democrats has left our country in crisis.
Republicans in Congress will continue to work for American families and stand against the socialist policies of the left. pic.twitter.com/VR49zrPyqW
— House GOP Policy (@GOPpolicy) July 29, 2021