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House GOP keeps Cheney as No. 3 leader, stands by Greene

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the...
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington.(J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 11:43 PM CST
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have decided to stand by two GOP lawmakers who have polarized the party, voting to retain Liz Cheney as their No. 3 leader and saying they’d fight a Democratic push to kick Marjorie Taylor Greene off her committees.

In a 145-61 vote by secret ballot Wednesday, House Republicans overwhelmingly rebuffed a rebellion by hard-right conservatives to toss Cheney over her vote last month to impeach then-President Donald Trump. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ridiculed Democrats for slating a House vote on Thursday that would remove Greene from her committees.

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