ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said has a lot of admiration for Rep. Liz Cheney, who was ousted as the Chair of the House Republican Conference Wednesday. Cheney was outspoken against former President Donald Trump.

Hogan, who’s also a Republican, said he’s very concerned about the direction of the party.

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“You know, I’ve been pretty clear about where I am on this issue,” Hogan said during a press conference Wednesday. ” I’m very concerned about the direction of the Republican Party in the country.”

He said he was proud of Cheney and ” her courage to stand up and speak out the way she did.”

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“Quite frankly, she reminded me of my dad, when he was in Congress during the impeachment of Nixon — was not a very popular thing to do,” Hogan said. “But he stood up.”

Hogan’s father was the sole Republican to vote for Nixon’s impeachment.

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CBS Baltimore Staff