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Liz Cheney Ousted From House Republican Leadership

•, by Kristina Peterson

House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from their leadership ranks in a closed-door meeting Wednesday morning, in an effort by the party to extinguish the most visible fight over former President Donald Trump and his role in the party's future.

She was removed in a voice vote just about 15 minutes after the meeting started, the swift culmination of weeks of building tension within the House GOP.

"We are unified behind a single mission of winning back the majority and it was clear from the way that the vote occurred that 99% of our members are focused on that, so it's time to move on," said Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.