Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement after former Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) was removed from House Republican Leadership by voice vote this morning:

“As one of the first Republican Members of Congress to recognize the legitimacy of the 2020 election, I have been clear that I do not question the election results. In fact, I have encouraged my colleagues to speak out against any false narratives around the election, recognize Joe Biden as the duly elected President, and begin working with him to better America. I want to make it absolutely clear that the facts and my stance on the election have not changed. 

I am frustrated that disagreements within the Republican Conference have dominated conversations at a time when we should be focusing on the border crisis, rising inflation, Hamas’s attacks on Israel, and other issues impacting Americans today. Today’s vote to remove Liz Cheney from her leadership position was not an attempt to silence her from speaking the truth about the election. Today’s vote was about removing someone who Republicans broadly believe has been an inefficient leader and has distracted the party from moving forward and uniting Americans. 

In the end, I am looking for leadership who inspires, motivates, and moves us to advance the best policy. It is time for the Republican Conference to stop looking in the rearview mirror and return to focusing on advancing our ideas and legislating.”