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Lincoln Project: Liz Cheney could ‘take Matt Gaetz in a fight with one hand tied behind her back’


The Lincoln Project on Wednesday denied coordinating with Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyRepublicans quietly say Gaetz’s days in Congress are numbered Gaetz, on the ropes, finds few friends in GOP Matt Gaetz may bow out of Congress early: report MORE (R-Wyo.) as she plays defense after voting to impeach then-President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn’t vote for them Gaetz bragged about ‘access’ to women through Florida tax collector charged in federal case: report Trump calls for boycott of MLB for moving All-Star Game MORE, but defended her against attacks from Trump allies such as Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz bragged about ‘access’ to women through Florida tax collector charged in federal case: report Republicans quietly say Gaetz’s days in Congress are numbered Valadao gives Gaetz donation to victims of abuse MORE (R-Fla.), who held an anti-Cheney rally last week in her home state of Wyoming.

“The Lincoln Project has had no interaction with Congresswoman Cheney,” the “never Trump” GOP super PAC said in a statement. “That said, we think she’d take Matt Gaetz in a fight with one hand tied behind her back.”

The organization issued the statement in response to what it said were “rumor[s] circulating” about coordination with Cheney, the highest-ranking House Republican to vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment in January.

“This is yet another baseless lie being spread by the Jim Crow Caucus and its leader [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyRepublicans quietly say Gaetz’s days in Congress are numbered DOJ probe into Gaetz involves cash payments to women: report Pelosi says Ethics Committee should investigate Gaetz MORE [R-Calif.], a man who lives in a rancid bubble of conspiracy, fantasy, and desperation,” the group said.

“It’s telling that Republican leadership spends more time focusing on an imaginary alliance than it does exposing and condemning the QAnon conspiracies being spread by members of their own caucus,” the statement added, an apparent reference to Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s meeting with Trump ‘soon’ in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer Republicans head to runoff in GA-14 MORE (R-Ga.).

In addition to promoting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, Greene has backed claims that multiple school shootings and the Sept. 11 attacks were staged, and she has repeatedly supported Trump’s unfounded allegations that the 2020 election was rigged.

In his Thursday rally, Gaetz called Cheney part of an “insider club” that “want[s] to turn our government to its default setting, enriching them, making them more powerful at our expense, but we can stop and it starts right here in Wyoming.”

Two other GOP congressmen, Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.) and Matt Rosendale (Mont.), are taking the lead on a resolution calling for Cheney to leave her position as House Republican Conference chair.





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