Representative Liz Cheney is facing pressure from her Republican colleagues to resign from her leadership position after making controversial remarks about former President Donald Trump. Congressman Rick Crawford of Arkansas’s First District says that leadership positions within Congress shouldn’t be leveraged for personal political agendas but rather to uplift the party. “Representative Cheney hasn’t indicated she will step down, but House Republicans have stated that there will be a vote next week to potentially remove her from her position as House Republican Conference Chairwoman,” Crawford said.
With businesses still struggling to hire on new staff as expanded unemployment benefits continue to get handed out due to the pandemic. Crawford expressed concern that individuals might lose their skillset if they don’t return to work soon. “The extended unemployment benefits are set to expire in Arkansas on September 6 but time will tell whether that will play a role in getting folks back to work,” Crawford added.