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Utah’s representatives react to leadership ouster of Republican Liz Cheney

May 12, 2021, 8:15 AM
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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
SALT LAKE CITY — In a secret ballot on Wednesday, House Republicans voted to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the party’s No. 3 leader after her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent. 
 
KSL has reached out to all four of our House Representatives about how they voted. At this point, we have heard from:

Rep. Blake Moore on Liz Cheney

Utah’s First District Congressman Rep. Blake Moore told KSL NewsRadio that he voted against the ouster and offered his support to Rep. Liz Cheney. In a statement he said:

I support Representative Cheney remaining in her leadership position, and my vote on Wednesday will reflect that. Republican House candidates won big in 2020 due in part to the broad appeal, diversity, and unique strengths of leaders across the Republican party. Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, and Liz Cheney represent the inclusivity that so many voters appreciate. They each bring constructive perspectives and priorities to the table, and we are only stronger because of that. However, if the Republican Conference chooses to remove Representative Cheney from her leadership position, I intend to vote for Representative Stefanik taking her place. Finally, I have remained vocal and consistent on the importance of election integrity, and I will continue to prioritize this issue by showcasing Utah’s inclusive and secure process. I believe and have previously communicated that President Biden won the election. It is our duty to accept that result, even as we double down on our efforts to oppose this administration’s out-of-control spending. For the sake of the country, House Republicans must continue to push back on these policies and communicate our positive message for the future.

KSL is actively reaching out to our representatives in the U.S. House. This article will be updated with their responses. 

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Utah’s representatives react to leadership ouster of Republican Liz Cheney