According to reports, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney worked to coordinate with a left-wing media outlet to create a secret media campaign countering President Trump’s rhetoric while he was still in the White House. The media campaign went against then-President Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was wrought with fraud.
Very interesting. Back on January 4th former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told me it all "began with a staff person to former Vice President Cheney."
— Aaron Groff (@AaronGroffTV) May 7, 2021
According to The Daily Wire:
The New Yorker noted that Eric Edelman, a friend of Cheney’s who served as a national security adviser to her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, revealed the following tidbit to the publication:
Cheney’s rupture with the House Republican Conference has become all but final in recent days, but it has been months in the making. Edelman revealed that Cheney herself secretly orchestrated an unprecedented op-ed in the Washington Post by all ten living former Defense Secretaries, including her father, warning against Trump’s efforts to politicize the military. The congresswoman not only recruited her father but personally asked others, including Trump’s first Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, to participate.
The story was seemingly confirmed by KION-TV anchor Aaron Groff, who wrote on Twitter: “Back on January 4th former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told me it all ‘began with a staff person to former Vice President Cheney.’”
The news comes as Cheney faces more and more calls to removed from her leadership position. Multiple reports have indicated Republicans are preparing to vote Rep. Cheney out by the end of the month.