When requested about GOP leaders in search of to take away the Wyoming Republican from her No. 3 spot in management, Biden responded: “I don’t perceive the Republicans.”
Biden made the off-the-cuff feedback as he was leaving the Las Gemelas restaurant at Union Market in Washington, D.C., the place he picked up tacos and enchiladas for lunch to mark the Cinco de Mayo vacation.
Biden selected the cease as a result of Las Gemelas was a beneficiary of the Biden administration’s new $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to assist hard-hit small companies recuperate from the coronavirus pandemic.
Former President Donald Trump and prime Home leaders have focused Cheney for removing from Home management for her unwillingness to bow to Trump and her tussles with the present management of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., who didn’t again Trump’s impeachment and have inspired his continued involvement within the occasion as a technique to win again the Home in 2022.
Cheney has stood agency behind her impeachment vote in opposition to Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol and stated she would not assist him for a 2024 comeback run for president. Cheney has additionally admonished the “harmful claims” by Trump and his allies that the 2020 election had been stolen from him.
Trump has inserted himself within the Home GOP drama and got here out in assist Wednesday of New York Rep. Elise Stefanik to exchange Cheney.
Stefanik, who was a staunch defender of Trump in his first impeachment trial, has been making calls to achieve assist for a problem to Cheney, which may happen as quickly as subsequent week. She gained the assist of prime Home Republicans, as properly, together with Scalise, the GOP whip.
Stefanik has constructed up goodwill amongst Republicans within the caucus for her $2 million in fundraising donations to GOP candidates final yr, particularly to ladies. Her fundraising committee, referred to as E-PAC, focuses on recruiting and supporting feminine GOP candidates.
Stefanik embraced Trump’s assist Wednesday and tweeted her thanks.