WASHINGTON D.C. | By ALAN FRAM, BRIAN SLODYSKO and KEVIN FREKING (AP) — House Republicans have decided to stand by two GOP lawmakers who have polarized the party, voting to retain Liz Cheney as their No. 3 leader and saying they’d fight a Democratic push to kick Marjorie Taylor Greene off her committees. In a 145-61 vote by secret ballot Wednesday, House Republicans overwhelmingly rebuffed a rebellion by hard-right conservatives to toss Cheney over her vote last month to impeach then-President Donald Trump. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ridiculed Democrats for slating a House vote on Thursday that would remove Greene from her committees.