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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney to keep leadership position

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will stay in her role as the No. 3 House Republican, fending off a challenge from far-right lawmakers upset by her decision last month to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.

During a closed-door session on Wednesday night, House Republicans voted 145-61 to keep Cheney in the No. 3 leadership position, The Associated Press reports. The vote was conducted by secret ballot.

Cheney was one of 10 Republicans to vote to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection, and she reportedly told her colleagues on Wednesday that she wouldn't "apologize for that vote." During a break in the meeting, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters he believes "people can have differences of opinion. That's what you can have a discussion about. Liz has a right to vote her conscience."