Cheney says Republican Conference should have decided Greene's fate

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyProsecutors say North Carolina woman deserves prison for bringing 14-year-old to Capitol riot Rules committee mulls contempt vote for Trump DOJ official McCarthy faces headaches from far-right House GOP MORE (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that she believed the Republican Conference "should have dealt" with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who was stripped of her committee assignments last week by the full House.

During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFauci to appear on Fox Business Friday for rare interview on the network The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's pre-debate COVID-19 test sparks criticism Bret Baier confirms his 'concerns' about Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary MORE asked Cheney if it bothered her that there appeared to have been more outrage at her decision to vote to impeach former President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE than there was towards Greene’s inflammatory statements.

“We've all been very clear. The things that she has said don't have any place in our public discourse and we as a Republican Conference ... should have dealt with it,” Cheney said. “That's not something the Democrats should be addressing on the floor of the House, we should have dealt with that.”

House Republicans such as Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMcCarthy faces headaches from far-right House GOP McCarthy pleads with Republicans to stop infighting: 'Congress is not junior high' GOP infighting just gets uglier MORE (Fla.) have called for Cheney to be removed from leadership following her vote to impeach Trump. However, other GOP leaders such as Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead Biden move to tap oil reserves draws GOP pushback MORE (R-S.C.) have come to Cheney's defense.

“We are the party of Lincoln, we are not the party of QAnon or anti-Semitism or Holocaust-deniers, or white supremacy or conspiracy theories. That's not who we are,” Cheney added on Sunday.

Wallace noted that Greene had reportedly received a standing ovation during a meeting with the GOP caucus and asked if it was fair to call for the Republican Conference to address Greene when it appeared they would not.

"I don't believe the Democrats have any business determining who from the Republicans sit on committees, but we should have dealt with it ourselves," Cheney said. "And, you know, we will want to see action now from Congresswoman Greene, you know, that backs up the kinds of words that we've seen over the last few days and the kinds of apologies."

The House voted to strip Greene of all her committee assignments on Thursday. 

"If I was on a committee, I'd be wasting my time because my conservative values wouldn't be heard, and neither would my district's,” she said during a press conference on Friday. “Now I have a lot of free time on my hands, which means I can talk to a whole lot more people all over this country.”