Embattled GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming isn’t apologizing for her vote three weeks in the past to question then-President Trump.

“I won’t apologize for the vote,” the quantity three House Republican in management advised her colleagues on Wednesday at a closed-door assembly of all the House Republican Conference, a number of congressional sources advised Fox News.

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Cheney is underneath hearth from quite a few House Republicans loyal to Trump over her vote three weeks in the past to impeach the then-president on a rely of inciting the Jan. 6 rebellion on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. Cheney was essentially the most senior of 10 Republicans who joined all 222 House Democrats to question Trump, with 197 GOP representatives voting towards impeachment.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., attends a ceremony memorializing U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, as an urn with his cremated remains lies in honor on a black-draped table at the center of the Capitol Rotunda, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Washington. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., attends a ceremony memorializing U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, as an urn together with his cremated stays lies in honor on a black-draped desk on the heart of the Capitol Rotunda, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Washington. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times through AP, Pool)

On the eve of the impeachment vote, the three-term congresswoman from Wyoming mentioned that Trump “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” She pressured that “there has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

A significant subject of the assembly, which is on-going, is a push to strip Cheney of her place as House Republican Conference Chair.

But sources inform Fox News that House GOP chief Kevin McCarthy, who had given Cheney tepid help in latest days, spelled out on the assembly that he helps protecting Cheney in her management place.

And as he made the case to maneuver on from the Cheney showdown, McCarthy uged his colleagues to remain united with the intention to win again the House majority in 2022.

In this Jan. 21, 2021, photo, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just two weeks ago, McCarthy declared then-President Donald Trump culpable in the attack on the nation’s Capitol as Washington leaders recoiled from the violence. But on Jan. 28, McCarthy was meeting with Trump at Mar-a-Lago to kiss the ring of a man who remains the undisputed leader of the Republican Party. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

In this Jan. 21, 2021, photograph, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a information convention on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just two weeks in the past, McCarthy declared then-President Donald Trump culpable within the assault on the nation’s Capitol as Washington leaders recoiled from the violence. But on Jan. 28, McCarthy was assembly with Trump at Mar-a-Lago to kiss the ring of a person who stays the undisputed chief of the Republican Party. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

During a break within the assembly to permit the GOP representatives to vote, Cheney advised reporters the assembly “is going very well.”

Heading into the gathering, the anti-Cheney ringleaders mentioned that greater than half of all House Republicans would again a possible decision to stripping her of her place.

One of these ringleaders, Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana, was anticipated to say on the assembly that “you cannot have unity in this conference without trust and we do not have trust in the current conference chair.”

Criticizing Cheney for her vote, Rosendale was additionally anticipated to emphasise that she “has shown neither remorse nor apologized for her actions.”

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, a high Trump ally, mentioned on Fox News’ “America Reports” minutes earlier than the beginning of the assembly that Cheney was the incorrect individual for the job. “You can’t have the leader of, the spokesperson of your conference … whose job is to talk to the American people about the Republican position, taking a position on one of the biggest votes we ever have in the United States Congress that’s against 96% of the conference that she’s supposed to represent,” he mentioned.

Fox News reporting heading into the assembly was {that a} vote on stripping Cheney of her management place was not anticipated.

However, if a decision is offered on the assembly, a two-thirds vote could be wanted to droop the assembly’s guidelines and pressure a vote.  If the vote fails, the decision could be referred to a committee inside the House Republican Conference. That committee may then rule on the decision favorably, bringing it again to the complete convention for a vote at a later date, or they may rule on it unfavorably, which might basically kill the transfer to strip Cheney of her management position.

Two sources advised Fox News on Wednesday that Cheney, during the assembly, requested her colleagues for a vote.

Cheney, who’s adopted within the footsteps of her father – former Vice President Dick Cheney – in advocating for a hawkish and muscular U.S. position abroad, was a vocal critic of Trump’s “America First” insurance policies of limiting the usage of American troops in worldwide conflicts.

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Last week the previous president’s political motion committee, Save America, launched a ballot that urged that Cheney was politically wounded amongst Republicans by her vote to question Trump. The survey was showcased the following day as Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a vocal Trump ally, took goal at Cheney at a big rally on the steps of the Wyoming Capitol.

Gaetz advised the gang that he had spoken with Trump and mentioned the previous president wished to him to share the ballot outcomes. “Liz Cheney is less popular among Republicans in her own state than Muammar Gaddafi was among the Libyans,” Gaetz cracked.

At least two Republicans in Wyoming have introduced main challenges towards Cheney when she’s up for re-election subsequent yr.

GRAHAM, MCCONNELL, BACK CHENEY AHEAD OF HOUSE SHOWDOWN

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Tuesday tweeted that “I believe @RepLizCheney is one of the strongest and most reliable conservative voices in the Republican Party. She is a fiscal and social conservative, and no one works harder to ensure that our military is well prepared.”

Graham’s feedback got here a day after Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell additionally praised Cheney.

“Liz Cheney is a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them,” McConnell mentioned in a uncommon touch upon House GOP enterprise. “She is an important leader in our party and in our nation. I am grateful for her service and look forward to continuing to work with her on the crucial issues facing our nation.”

Fox News’ Kelly Phares, Chad Pergram and Tyler Olson contributed to this report