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McConnell Steps Into House GOP Conflict by Backing Liz Cheney

  • Wyoming Republican coming under fire from Trump loyalists
  • Senate leader praises her ‘deep convictions’ and ‘courage’
Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnellPhotographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell took the rare step of weighing in on an internal conflict among House Republicans, praising Representative Liz Cheney for her “deep convictions” and “courage” as she faces attacks from former President Donald Trump’s allies.

Cheney, the third-ranking House GOP leader, has come under fire for her vote to impeach the former president as well as her sharp criticism of his words and actions.