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House GOP Ousts Cheney From Leadership

Liz Cheney
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Sara Mitchell and Megan Goldberg to discuss the week's political news, including the House GOP's vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her leadership position.


  • Sara Mitchell, F. Wendell Miller Professor of political science, University of Iowa
  • Megan Goldberg, assistant professor of American politics, Cornell College
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk