RINO House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has come out in support of embattled GOP Caucus chairwoman Liz Cheney. That may not be enough to save Cheney, and it is raising questions about McCarthy's own suitability for his own office.
Cheney came under fire when she blasted President Trump, blaming him for something he did not do, and then voted to impeach him. She did that while holding the #3 GOP leadership position in the House. Now she is under assault by more loyal Republicans on two fronts, a move to replace her in her leadership position in the caucus and a move to replace her as Wyoming's Congresswoman in the state's GOP primary.
Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-Montana) circulated a petition to force a vote on removing Cheney from her leadership position. He needed 50 signatures of GOP Congressmen to force the vote but ended up with 115. a solid majority of the caucus. That is when McCarthy decided to try to intervene on Cheney's behalf.
Cheney is also under fire in the 2022 primary for her Congressional seat. The state Republican Party issued a strongly worded statement denouncing her actions. Motions of censure against Cheney have begun passing at the county level beginning with the Carbon County GOP. Conservative State Senator Anthony Brouchard has filed paperwork to mount a primary challenge to Cheney in 2022.
In spite of McCarthy trying to save her, it sure looks like Cheney defecated in her mess kit. As the writer in the RedState article linked above pointed out, this also raises serious questions about Kevin McCarthy's own fitness to lead the GOP in the House.