Liz Cheney ousted from U.S. House GOP leadership for rejecting Trump’s “big lie”

‘Ignoring the lie emboldens the liar,’ Cheney says

By: - May 12, 2021 11:40 am
Louisiana's Election Integrity Commission folds after two meetings

The lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, led by a mob of pro-Trump supporters who tried to stop lawmakers from voting to certify the Electoral College votes (Photo by Alex Kent)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.