(USA Features) Rep. Dan Crenshaw said in an interview Sunday that he is never asked about the media-driven controversy surrounding the GOP’s removal of Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post, but instead, he is constantly queried about pocketbook issues like gas prices and inflation.
“This is not the subject that I’m asked about,” the Texas Republican told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.
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“I get asked about why is there rising inflation, why is there a border crisis, what is going on in the Middle East, why can’t we get gas, what is happening to our energy infrastructure, why can’t I hire people, why are they getting paid by the government to stay at home instead of come to work?” he continued.
“These are things that really affect people, not this internal drama,” Crenshaw added.
Cheney beat back a vote in February to remove her has House Republican Conference chair, but GOP leaders lost confidence in her in recent weeks after she appeared to focus more on former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election claims and the Jan. 6 riot than the party’s policy priorities, which happen to coincide, in large part, with Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda.
Crenshaw told Todd that he believes the entire situation with Cheney is little more than manufactured political drama. He added that many rank-and-file Republicans had grown frustrated with her because “she kept demanding that everybody else start apologizing.”
“She refuses to apologize” for voting in January to impeach Trump, “which is fine, I don’t think she should,” Crenshaw added. “But, then she demands that everyone else does.”
He went on to note that a May 10 letter from Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California to the House GOP caucus noted “there is disagreement,” with Chency, but that the party needs to move on and talk “about the things that American people actually care about.”