Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell took the rare step of weighing in on an internal conflict among House Republicans, praising Representative Liz Cheney for her “deep convictions” and “courage” as she faces attacks from former President Donald Trump’s allies.
Cheney, the third-ranking House GOP leader, has come under fire for her vote to impeach the former president as well as her sharp criticism of his words and actions.
“Liz Cheney is a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them,” McConnell said in a statement. “She is an important leader in our party and in our nation. I am grateful for her service and look forward to continuing to work with her on the crucial issues facing our nation.”
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