U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday there is growing concern among Republican lawmakers about the ability of Congresswoman Liz Cheney to lead the party's caucus in the chamber while she continues to assail former President Donald Trump for inciting his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
"I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out her job as conference chair, to carry out the message" supporting Republicans trying to win control of the House from Democrats in next year's congressional elections, McCarthy told the Fox News Channel. "We all need to be working as one if we're able to win the majority," he said. "Remember, majorities are not given. They are earned." McCarthy's comments came as Cheney, the No. 3 Republican leader in the House and the daughter of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, continued her barrage of attacks on Trump for his role in the deadly assault on the Capitol as lawmakers were certifying Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election.