- All Republican lawmakers except one left during Rep. Liz Cheney's Tuesday speech, CNN reported.
- Cheney criticized Republican lawmakers who had not condemned Trump's false election claims.
- The CNN reporter Annie Grayer said only GOP Rep. Ken Buck remained for Cheney's speech.
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All Republican lawmakers except for one left the House chamber on Tuesday as GOP Rep. Liz Cheney blasted former President Donald Trump and Republicans who had refused to condemn him.
In a speech to Congress, Cheney criticized those in her party who had not censured Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him, describing the claims as part of his "crusade to undermine our democracy."
The CNN reporter Annie Grayer tweeted: "Ken Buck is the only lawmaker watching Liz Cheney speak on the House floor. The rest cleared out."
-Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) May 12, 2021
Buck, a Republican, represents Colorado's 4th District.
The CNN anchor Anderson Cooper also said while reporting on Cheney's speech: "I just heard it in my ear that her colleagues, fellow lawmakers, Republican lawmakers, they cleared out of the chamber when she was speaking. Only one remained to even listen to what she was saying."
Cheney's colleagues are set to vote on Wednesday on whether to remove her from her leadership positions and replace her with Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Trump loyalist. Cheney is the House GOP conference chair and the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House.