Cheney addressed reporters that were waiting outside the room where the vote took place. She told them she did not feel betrayed by her party because of the vote.
However she doubled down on her disdain for former President Trump, telling reporters she will fight against his reelection. “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” Cheney said.
According to a statement Wednesday morning, Trump was looking forward to her removal, calling it “a great opportunity.” “As a representative of the Great State of Wyoming, Liz Cheney is bad for our Country and bad for herself,” Trump wrote on his blog. “Almost everyone in the Republican Party, including 90% of Wyoming, looks forward to her ouster—and that includes me!”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) echoed Trump’s statement following the vote. Gaetz called the vote “the right decision.”
However Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) disagreed, calling the vote “a flashing red danger sign for our democracy.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) also disagreed with the vote. “Now,” Schiff tweeted, the Republican party is “the party of lies, with one lie bigger than the rest.”
Leading up to the vote, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) warned that ousting Cheney from the 3rd highest position in the party could lose the Republican party voters.
Cheney railed against Utah voters for booing Romney during the state GOP conference last week.
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The New York City Council will vote on December 9 on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections
New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.
“Around 808,000 New York City residents who have work permits or are lawful permanent residents would be eligible to vote under the legislation, which has the support of 34 of 51 council members, a veto-proof majority” reports Fox News.
“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.
Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”
The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.
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