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House Republicans voted Wednesday morning in favor or removing Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post.

Cheney was the House GOP chairwoman, the No. 3 Republican in the chamber. 

Cheney survived a vote earlier this year to remove her, after she voted in favor of impeaching President Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But she failed to survive a second vote after she continued to publicly feud with the former president over his claims about widespread 2020 election fraud. 

House Republicans say the public spat became a distraction and interfered with their agenda that has taking control of the chamber in the next year’s midterms at the top of the list. 

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has endorsed New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik as the replacement for Cheney. 

Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy and other conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus have been critical of Stefanik over her voting record and stances on hot button issues like illegal immigration.

The vote on Cheney’s replacement is likely to take place at a future GOP conference meeting due to the timing of President Biden’s meeting with GOP leaders at the White House on Wednesday. 

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