Pelosi mocks House GOP looking for 'non-threatening female' to replace Liz Cheney

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate House extends proxy voting to July On The Money: IRS to start monthly payments of child tax credit July 15 | One-fourth of Americans took financial hits in 2020: Fed MORE (D-Calif.) mocked House Republicans for reportedly looking for a “non-threatening female” to replace No. 3 House Republican Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyConservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization Trump signals he's ready to get back in the game Georgia's GOP lt. governor won't seek reelection amid election backlash MORE (Wyo.).

Pelosi’s office released a mock "help wanted" ad as talks of ousting Cheney from leadership increase amid GOP frustrations with her anti-Trump stance. 

“Word is out that House GOP Leaders are looking to push Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as House Republican Conference Chair – their most senior woman in GOP leadership – for a litany of very Republican reasons: she won’t lie, she isn’t humble enough, she’s like a girlfriend rooting for the wrong team, and more,” the ad reads, referring to previous media reports about male Republican criticism of Cheney.


“So what exactly are House GOP Leaders looking for in a #3? Punchbowl AM got the scoop and, well, it’s not surprising… they want a woman who isn’t a ‘threat’ to them,” the statement continued.

Punchbowl News reported on Tuesday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTrump signals he's ready to get back in the game Manchin, Murkowski call for bipartisan Voting Rights Act reauthorization 8 in 10 Republicans who've heard of Cheney's removal agree with it: poll MORE (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseFBI reclassifies 2017 baseball field shooting as domestic terror McCarthy dings Biden after meeting: Doesn't have 'energy of Donald Trump' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - What the CDC's updated mask guidance means MORE (R-La.) want Cheney's possible replacement to be “not only relentlessly on message, but also someone who does not pose a threat to them and their power.”

There is also consensus among Republican leaders that Cheney’s replacement would have to be a woman, according to Punchbowl.

The Wyoming Republican has been repeatedly critical of Trump, most recently slamming Trump — as well as anyone else parroting him — for repeating his false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

She also reportedly lambasted the former president at a donor retreat for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.


McCarthy told “Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that members of the caucus are “concerned” with Cheney’s ability to carry out her role as conference chairwoman.

“There's no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made. I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair — to carry out the message,” he said.

Allies of McCarthy have vowed to remove her from her post, and one GOP lawmaker has said the frustrations have reached a “boiling point.”