BREAKING: House Republicans vote to keep Liz Cheney in leadership role

Moments ago Melanie Zanona of Politico tweeted:

JUST IN: Liz Cheney has managed to cling on to her leadership job, sources tell me. vote was 145-61

House just voted in a secret ballot to keep her. Comes after tense, four hour meeting where dozens of members spoke their mind.

Cameron Joseph, Vice News also tweeted:

Source tells me @RepLizCheney has prevailed in secret ballot by a comfortable margin

Final vote: 145-61 to keep Cheney in leadership

Cheney faced criticism from Trump loyalists including Rep. Matt Gaetz for choosing to vote with Democrats to impeach the former President.

Rep. Jim Banks, chair of the Republican Study Committee, told CNN that Rep. Cheney had spoken to virtually all House Republicans ahead of the meeting.

“Well she’s making a lot of efforts to talk to, I mean she’s reached out to almost every member of the Republican conference,” Banks said.