A political leadership position should not be dependent upon ignoring dangerous lies which threaten our republic from the fellow who is yanking the strings of the House Minority Leader, don't you agree? I mean, upholding the constitution and protecting it from all threat is part of their oath, right?
The people who just removed Cheney from leadership are not protecting the constitution from domestic enemies. They are removing power from a vocal advocate for protecting the constitution against the clear threat that the BIG LIE represents. McCarthy isn't protecting the constitution or the integrity of his party, he's protecting the sensitive and vindictive ex-president.
Cheney supported Trump in 2016 when other prominent conservative families publicly dissed him. She voted with him 90% of the time on policy. What is the Republican message that she's not conveying? It seems like she refuses to send that complicit message of silence on Trump's dangerous lies.
Cheney has a problem with Trump lying about voter fraud and destroying public confidence in our democratic processes. Cheney had a problem with Trump refusing to concede or facilitate a peaceful transition of power. She was removed for sounding the alarm as congressional republicans behave as if Trump is nothing more than a campaign money maker for them.
She was always free to speak truth about Trump. Republican leadership just doesn't want to be publicly affiliated with or tolerant of the truth about Trump.