Tiger Beat’s hall monitors have the hot dish in the afternoon email thingie!
“House conservatives pile on Cheney at GOP conference meeting”: “Members of the conservatives House Freedom Caucus tore into Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) during a heated GOP conference meeting on Tuesday, lobbing attacks at her for breaking with President Donald Trump, supporting Dr. Anthony Fauci and backing a primary opponent to one of their colleagues.
“Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a Freedom Caucus co-founder and one of Trump’s top allies, called out Cheney for all the times she has opposed Trump and began ticking off some recent high-profile examples, according to two sources in the room. While Jordan praised her defense of Trump during impeachment, he also said Cheney’s recent rebukes of Trump — which have focused on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, his Twitter rhetoric, and his foreign policy — were not helpful.
“Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), the head of the Freedom Caucus, even accused Cheney of undermining the GOP’s ability to win back the House back and said that if someone has a problem with Trump, they should keep it to themselves. Cheney responded to the criticism from her colleagues by saying she disagrees with Jordan’s assessment and making clear her views
And piping from the He-man Woman-Haters Club treehouse:
One must recall that Liz Cheney is the highest ranking woman in the GOP. Not that I’m implying (I’m totally implying) that part of this reaction is not just that Blam-Blam’s little deferment is allegedly a woman, but a powerful woman.
The gossips at Tiger Bear have warmed up to their thesis and go deep into speculation!
HOW TO VIEW THIS: This is the Freedom Caucus agitating against CHENEY,who, most House observers understand, is positioning herself to continue to climb up the leadership ladder. Make no mistake: CHENEY backed a challenge to MASSIE — a sitting House Republican — and missed. That’s really bad for her internally, so the blowback is not surprising…
THE FREEDOM CAUCUS is signaling it has no patience for CHENEY — and that’s notable. The conservative caucus is a lot less powerful than it once was, and has had to recalibrate in the minority. They were once defined by their opposition to the leadership — RYAN and House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHY — but they are now much more closely aligned with the top of the party. The group’s original strategists have moved on: Ohio Rep. JIM JORDAN is a ranking member, so he has grown much closer to MCCARTHY and the leadership, and MEADOWS is chief of staff at the White House.
and you know what? WIN-WIN, baby! I love it when the Republicans form their own circular firing squad.