• House Republicans bid to oust Cheney from conference chair role
  • ‘Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth’

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The editorial board of the conservative outlet National Review argued Republicans’ true problem with Liz Cheney is that she is making objectively true comments about Donald Trump and the presidential election.

“Of course, at the end of the day, the problem isn’t that Cheney is making controversial statements; the problem is that Republicans consider her obviously true statements to be controversial,” the board wrote in an editorial.

2.27pm BST

Joe Biden said yesterday that he believes the Republican party is experiencing a “mini-revolution” as it considers how to move forward after Donald Trump’s presidency.

“It seems as though the Republican party is trying to identify what it stands for,” the president told reporters at the White House. “They’re in the midst of a significant sort of mini-revolution.”

2.19pm BST

Liz Cheney’s Washington Post op-ed, which published yesterday, comes as Donald Trump has endorsed Elise Stefanik to replace her as House Republican conference chairwoman.

“Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership,” Trump said in a statement yesterday. “Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!”

2.10pm BST

Greetings from Washington, live blog readers.

House Republicans are pushing forward with efforts to remove congresswoman Liz Cheney from her role as conference chairwoman because of her criticism of Donald Trump and the “big lie” that there was widespread fraud in the presidential election.

House Republican sources tell us Cheney is ‘checked out’ and already accepting her fate. Unlike the last attempt to oust her in February, which she handily defeated, she’s not making calls or whipping. A source close to Cheney said she intends to lean on the argument that leaders should be able to say what they think is right without repercussions.

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