Life after leadership: Liz Cheney plots her long game against Donald Trump

But Cheney is also planning to take advantage of her expected removal as a way to further her fight against Donald Trump's grip over the GOP and continue hammering the message that got her in trouble in the first place: that Trump's lies about the 2020 election are damaging for her party and the country.

Four months after the January 6 insurrection, Cheney has told friends she "does not believe Trump will just fade away" and that she's planning to wage a protracted political war -- through public statements and in the media -- against the former President. The way Cheney sees it, according to sources, Wednesday's vote is a chance to put her GOP colleagues on the record: They are either voting for truth and the rule of law or they are voting to continue down the path of lies and insurrection.

"I think it's a mistake to think that she's going to fade," said one person who knows Cheney well...

A person with knowledge of the Republican delegation told CNN that Wednesday's vote will likely be "lopsided" against Cheney. House members who stood by her in February, such as Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, are turning against her now.