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House Republican: Cheney has 'failed' GOP conference

The chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee blamed Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO MORE (R-Wyo.) for distracting GOP efforts to oppose President BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE's agenda with her consistent criticism of former President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - Biden foreign policy in focus Pompeo defends Trump on Russia in Chris Wallace interview Lewandowski says Trump has not spoken to him about being reinstated MORE that Cheney, the House Republican Conference chairwoman, should not have a role in leadership if she continues to call out Trump.

"Republicans are almost completely unified ... to oppose the radical Biden agenda," Banks said, adding that Cheney was acting as a holdout.

"We are almost entirely unified on this issue, except for Liz Cheney," he said, adding that "any leader who is not focused on that ... at this point needs to be replaced."

Banks's statements come as House Republicans are preparing this week to replace Cheney as conference chairwoman with the support of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse Democrats' campaign arm raises almost million in May Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision Environmental groups urge congressional leaders to leave climate provisions in infrastructure package MORE (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHillicon Valley: Senate unanimously confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar | Scrutiny mounts on Microsoft's surveillance technology | Senators unveil bill to crack down on cyber criminals Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision FCC votes to advance proposed ban on Chinese telecom equipment MORE (R-La.)

"The belief that I have ... [is that] she’s lost focus on the singular mission we have," Banks argued. He said Cheney "has failed in her mission as the chief spokeswoman for our party."

The House GOP appears poised to replace Cheney with Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Canadian ambassador calls for close coordination in handling of US border Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision MORE (R-N.Y.), a political newcomer whose loyalty to Trump has been seen as stronger than Cheney's in the days since Jan. 6.

Cheney survived a previous secret-ballot vote to hold on to her position following her comments on the riot.