(WLUK) -- As Republican Rep. Liz Cheney was booted from her third-ranking House spot Wednesday morning, Wisconsin congressional reps are weighing in on what's best for each party.
GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman says his disdain for Cheney has lasted for years, and it was time for her to go.
"I didn't want her here in this position two years ago, much less now," he told FOX 11.
Grothman went on to call fellow Congresswoman Liz Cheney a distraction, saying the now former ranking leader in the Republican Party is spending too much time talking about the past.
"I will not sit back and watch in silence while other lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law and joins the former President's crusade to undermine our democracy," Cheney said on the House floor.
It's Cheney's continued challenges against the former president, suggesting Wednesday's demotion from third ranking House Republican is about more than conservatism.
In the run for the higher ranking is New York Rep. Elise Stefanik-- a Trump supporter.
Even though the East Coast Republican has support from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Grothman says he's not quite on board.
"We're going to be meeting later tonight and tomorrow to see if somebody else runs for the position. It's important to have somebody in the position who's capable of saying no the big spending interest and I don't think anyone would accuse Elise of being a fiscal conservative.
In a statement, Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher says Cheney can no longer unify the House Republican conference in opposition to what he calls Democrats radical agenda.
House Democrats under Speaker Pelosi have been ruthless in advancing their radical progressive agenda, and Rep. Cheney can no longer unify the House Republican conference in opposition to that agenda. We need to take back the House in 2022 and permanently retire Pelosi.
And as for Trump's influence on the Republican party...
"Do you think that her (Cheney's) ouster strengthens the former President's hold on the GOP?" asked FOX 11.
"I don't think the president necessarily has a hold on the GOP," said Grothman. "He's obviously very important we obviously listen to him. He didn't get all he wanted when he was here."
Democrats have weighed in on the vote to remove Cheney from her post too.
Senator Tammy Baldwin saying Cheney spoke the truth, and says too many republicans are afraid to stand up to what she calls trumps big lie.
Too many Congressional Republicans are afraid to tell the truth and stand up to Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen from him. She spoke the truth and they won’t because they are more interested in promoting Trump’s big lie.