(USA Features) Rep. Jim Banks said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” he believes that Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, head of the House Republican Conference, has “failed” in her role.
What’s more, the Indianan Republican also believes that Cheney has become a “distraction” to other members as the party should be coming together to oppose the “radical, dangerous Biden agenda” so the GOP can retake the majority next year.
“I’m the leader of the largest conservative caucus, the Republican Study Committee. Chris, It is uncomfortable at times, but one of my jobs is to hold my Republican leadership accountable for being focused on the Republican ideals that we stand for and the single mission that we have to win back the majority,” Banks said.
“The reason, Chris, that you and I are talking about Liz Cheney on this important program on Sunday morning is the exact evidence that she’s failed in her mission as the chief spokesperson of this party,” Banks said.
In March, Banks sent a memo to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., outlining the party’s path forward. Specifically, Banks believes the GOP should continue to pursue so-called ‘America First’ policies enacted by former President Donald Trump.
“President Trump gave the Republican Party a political gift: we are now the party supported by most working-class voters,” Banks noted in his memo, which was published exclusively by Breitbart News. “The question is whether Republicans reject that gift or unwrap it and permanently become the Party of the Working Class.”
But Cheney reportedly opposed the strategy, according to Politico, arguing that “the GOP is not the party of class warfare and that dividing society into classes while attacking the private sector is neo-Marxist and wrong,” the outlet reported.
A vote is expected this week on whether to keep Cheney in her current role atop the GOP leadership in the House. Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York has been touted by several members as a replacement.
Trump has voiced his support for Stefanik.