Breitbart reports Donald Trump Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, as saying that “the part of Liz Cheneys is over.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is the GOP number three in the House of Representatives. She also leads the House GOP conference.
Recently, she has come under fire for voting to impeach Trump following the January 6th Capitol riot, which she believes that Trump is at least partially responsible for. She has also argued that there is no place for Trump in the Republican Party going forward.
Accordingly, Cheney has become representative of the anti-Trump GOP establishment-types, which many would argue includes Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
According to Donald Trump Jr., however, the Republican Party actually no longer has a place for the likes of Cheney. Trump Jr. said as much at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) which has been taking place over the past several days.
“The party of Liz Cheneys is over,” Trump Jr. said. “She’s got the popularity of her father in a quail hunt right now. And we have to make sure we get rid of those kinds of Republicans.”
Trump Jr. went on to argue that the Republican Party cannot afford to “revert back to the Republican Party of old,” which, again, is represented by Cheney.
Instead, Trump Jr. said that people want “those who will step up, those who will fight for freedoms, those who will fight to keep schools open, those who will fight to keep businesses open, [and] those who will engage with an activist media that hates their guts.”
Trump Jr. said, that although there are members of Congress who “want to go back to the old establishment ways because they’re comfortable with it because that’s where they can thrive,” “their constituents don’t. Their constituents won’t.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle, at this point, added that there is “a thirst out there” for the kind of politics that we saw from former President Trump.
Indeed, polls indicate that Trump is as popular as ever. He is by far the Republicans’ leading candidate for the 2024 presidential race.
Trump will speak at CPAC on Sunday where he is expected to tease his 2024 run, although he has no plans to announce that run any time in the near future.