Lawmakers Retreat Brings Up Questions About the True Leader of the GOP

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Leadership in the Republican Party is critical right now. The GOP has real potential to take back the House and possibly the Senate during next year’s midterm elections. However, in order for this to happen, Republicans need to be united. 

GOP congressional groups have already started focusing in on the districts they’ll need to win next year’s midterms. Likewise, Republicans are making the border crisis and Democrats’ calls to abolish law enforcement focal points in next year’s races. 

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This morning, U.S. lawmakers enjoyed a retreat; however, during the occasion, questions came up in regards to the true leader of the Republican Party, according to Washington Examiner

Leadership within the GOP

During this morning’s retreat, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney spoke with reporters who asked her about leadership in the Republican Party.

Cheney, who is no fan of former President Trump, stated that the 45th president is not the leader of the Republican Party; instead, the House Republican Conference Chairwoman cited Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as the current GOP leaders. 

The anti-Trump stance of Cheney has caused the House GOP leader to catch heat from staunch allies of the former Republican president. However, Cheney continues to stand by her position; in fact, the Wyoming Republican stated weeks ago that she would not support Trump if he ran for president again in 2024. 

The Future of Trump in the Republican Party

Rep. Cheney is in the minority of Republicans who are against Trump. The vast majority of the Republican Party is supportive of the former president and wants him actively involved in conservative politics. 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, an ally of Cheney, has very different views about Trump and his role in the GOP. In fact, McCarthy has stated that Trump is a leader in the Republican Party. Moreover, McCarthy and Trump have met several times this year to discuss getting Republicans back into the House and Senate majorities. 

It is unlikely that Trump will disappear from politics anytime soon. This is something that Cheney and other Republicans who oppose the 45th president will have to contend with. The GOP remains strongly pro-Trump and in support of Trump-era policies to put America first. 

What do you think about Rep. Liz Cheney’s comments on former President Trump and leadership within the Republican Party? Let us know down below in the comments section. 

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