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Rumors of Liz Cheney becoming House Speaker draw attention online

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The possibility of Liz Cheney, a former House Republican chair and current member of the January 6 committee, being appointed as House Speaker has received support from some political commentators.

Cheney, most prominently known for her dislike of former President Donald Trump, lost her seat in Wisconsin after former President Donald Trump endorsed her primary challenger Harriet Hageman, who won the Wyoming primary by a large margin and then also won in the midterms.

Despite no longer being a member of Congress, it would be possible for her to be House Speaker if Republicans gained control of the House and chose her to fill the position.

On Twitter, several political commentators showed support for the idea of electing Cheney to the top House post, which would put her No. 2 in the line of succession to the presidency. Meanwhile, others bashed the suggestion.

“OK, I’m sold. Liz Cheney for Speaker,” Washington Post opinion columnist Jennifer Rubin tweeted on Friday, to which CNN contributor John W. Dean replied: “WaPo columnist Jennifer Rubin suggested that if the GOP gets control of the House, Democrats should nominate Liz Cheney Speaker. Brilliant idea in many ways!”

Republicans against Trumpism tweeted: “Woah. Some Democrats are floating the idea of voting for Liz Cheney to be Speaker of the House if Republicans take the House and Kevin McCarthy fails to get the votes to become Speaker. That would be awesome.”

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said in a tweet: “There will NOT be a Liz Cheney Speakership. She’s looking for a job, but she won’t get that one. Any Republican who would vote for Liz Cheney would be voting for Biden’s agenda.”

Twitter account Proud Elephant also disagree with the idea of Cheney becoming speaker, saying: “Liz Cheney will not be speaker of the house. Whoever suggested that idea is an idiot.”

Conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza added that the idea is “insanity.”

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