The rift in the Republican Party was on full display during Wednesday’s House Republican leadership press conference when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Caucus chair Liz Cheney contradicted each other over Donald Trump’s presence at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend.
Asked if Trump should speak at the event, McCarthy told reporters, “Yes, he should.”
But, Cheney, who was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump was not supportive of the idea.
“That’s up to CPAC,” she said. “I’ve been clear about my views about President Trump and the extent to which, following Jan. 6, I don’t think he should be playing a role in the future of party.”
McCarthy quickly ended the press conference after her remarks, telling reporters “on that high note, thank you very much.”