Read Donald Trump's Statement After Liz Cheney Ousted From GOP Leadership

Donald Trump did not hold back in his criticism of Representative Liz Cheney after the Wyoming Republican was removed from her leadership position as conference chair.

The former president issued a statement shortly after the 9 a.m. vote on Wednesday.

"Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being. I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party," Trump said. "She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country. She is a talking point for Democrats, whether that means the Border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy. She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country's history. I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!"

House Republicans purged Cheney as their third-ranking leader through a voice vote. According to reports, there was no debate in the room on Wednesday and the matter was settled in roughly 20 minutes.

The vote was proof that Trump's grip on the GOP remains "ironclad," Republican strategists told Newsweek.

Cheney had earned the ire of her colleagues for her repeated pushback of Trump's false claims that the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from him and riddled with widespread voter fraud. On the eve of the vote, Cheney delivered a defiant speech from the House floor in which she pledged not to stay silent.

"Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar," Cheney said. "I will not participate in that. I will not sit back and watch in silence, while others lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law and joins the former president's crusade to undermine our democracy."

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy argued that the vote was about the need for party unity ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. In a letter to the GOP conference on Monday, McCarthy said that "each day spent relitigating the past is one day less we have to seize the future."

"This is no time to take our eye off the ball," the minority leader added. "If we are to succeed in stopping the radical Democrat agenda from destroying our country, these internal conflicts need to be resolved so as to not detract from the efforts of our collective team."

In the week leading up to Wednesday's vote, Trump repeatedly urged his Republican allies to oust Cheney and endorsed New York Republican Elise Stefanik to take her place.

Just minutes before the vote, Trump advised the caucus that they had "a great opportunity today to rid themselves of a poor leader, a major Democrat talking point, a warmonger, and a person with absolutely no personality or heart."

Read Trump's Statement After Cheney Removal
Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Trump on Wednesday issued a statement criticizing Representative Liz Cheney after her removal from Republican leadership. Joe Raedle/Getty Images