Mitt Romney goes to bat for Liz Cheney amid threats to remove her from GOP leadership

Utah Senator Mitt Romney expressed his support for Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney amid growing speculation that she could soon be voted out of her position as the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House. 

In a tweet, Romney praised Cheney for being a “person of conscience” because she “refuses to lie” about the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Cheney has also continued to criticize former President Trump for his role in the Capitol riot. 

“Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie,” tweeted Romney.

He continued, “As one of my Republican Senate colleagues said to me following my impeachment vote: ‘I wouldn’t want to be a member of a group that punished someone for following their conscience.'”

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The Utah senator has a long history of criticizing the decisions of GOP leadership and going against the grain on internal Republican skirmishes.

Romney was one of only 10 Republican members of Congress who voted to convict Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

On Monday, Trump issued a statement calling the 2020 election “fraudulent” and referring to his loss as “THE BIG LIE!”

Cheney rejected Trump’s position in

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