Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) called on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to remove "America Last" politician Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as House Republican Conference chairwoman because she no longer has the support of the caucus.
Gaetz traveled to the Wyoming State Capitol on Thursday
as part of his push to oust Cheney from her leadership position.
"My theory of the case, Tucker, is if we only fight the neocons in Washington D.C., then they're on their home turf," Gaetz said of his travels. "We need to go out into the country. We need to inspire a positive populism and we need stand against these America-last politicians who are a lot Congress as a whole, owned by foreign interests abroad, special interests at home and at times deeply unpopular."
"I saw a poll that came out yesterday that had Liz Cheney at 10% approval rating with Republicans in her own state. By contrast, Muammar Gaddafi had a 13% approval rating in his final days and so it's a bit ironic Liz Cheney is less popular among Republicans than the Arab dictators that she wants to throw out of office."
"Kevin McCarthy needs to hold a vote on Liz Cheney and if he doesn't, the Republican conference is a total joke," Gaetz said. "More than half of the Republican conference has said that this person does not speak for us."
"Now, you and I both know the Republicans basically have no power in Washington D.C. right now," he said. "The only power we have is to communicate and if the person we've designated to communicate for us is the conference chair doesn't have the support of the majority of the conference, it is a total fiction you've created regarding the entire structure of leadership."