Republican Representative Liz Cheney has been one of the very few members of the GOP in Congress to be brave enough to publically rebuke Donald Trump and all that he stands for not just once, but several times, even earning herself a censure for daring to speak out again his. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, on the other hand, is your typical, spineless Republican swine who gets in screaming matches with the deranged, Adderall-fried “Dear Leader” behind closed doors, only to fall to his knees and lick his lifted shoes in the public’s eye. And today, the two seemed to clash.
During today’s House Republican leadership press conference the two GOPers suffered through an awkward moment of seemingly uncomfortable silence when they were asked by reporters if former President Donald Trump should speak at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“Do you believe that former President Trump should be speaking at CPAC this weekend?” a reporter asked McCarthy.
The House Minority Leader was quick to offer up his groveling response, “Yes, he should.”
The same question was then posed to Cheney, whose answer was notably different than her Republican colleagues.
“That’s up to CPAC,” Cheney responded. “I’ve been clear about my views on President Trump and the extent to which, following Jan. 6, I don’t believe he should be playing a role in the party or the country.”
Cheney’s response to the question resulted in several long seconds of painfully awkward silence before McCarthy broke the tension saying, “On that high note, thank you all very much,” and then walked away.
C-SPAN caught the awkward moment on video, which you can see here:
Q: Do you believe former President Trump should speaking at CPAC?@GOPLeader: “Yes he should.”@RepLizCheney: “That’s up to CPAC….I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.”
McCarthy: “On that high note, thank you very much.” pic.twitter.com/ZOkTUbpQCP
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 24, 2021
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