Rep. Liz Cheney goes woke and veers hard left – will vote to impeach President Trump
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) is doing her best to imitate a Democrat these days. She announced Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Trump over last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. Republicans are now openly calling for the number three Republican in the House to resign.
“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic,” Cheney said in a statement.
“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President,” Cheney added. “The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
“I will vote to impeach the President,” she concluded.
Cheney is yet another House Republican who backs the impeachment of President Trump by the Democrats. There are rumored to be four others as well. It shows that the Republican Party is coming apart at the seams with disastrous consequences for the nation.
On Tuesday, Rep. John Katko (R-NY) became the first House GOP member to express support to impeach President Trump.
“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy,” Katko said in a statement obtained by syracuse.com. “For that reason, I cannot sit by without taking action. I will vote to impeach this president.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also reportedly told people close to him that he believed Trump had committed impeachable offenses over his encouragement of the rioting at the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois announced as well on Tuesday that he would support a second impeachment.
How quickly they have turned on President Trump.
Biggs stated that Cheney does not represent the conference with those remarks and she should step down.
“I don’t think she should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore,” Rep. Andy Biggs, the head of the House Freedom Caucus, told Fox News host Shannon Bream. “The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals.”
Another GOP congressman, Montana Rep. Rosendale, also released a statement calling for Cheney to step down.
“When Representative Cheney came out for impeachment today, she failed to consult with the Conference, failed to abide by the spirit of the rules of the Republican Conference, and ignored the preferences of Republican voters,” Rosendale said in a statement. “She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead. She must step down as Conference Chair.”
Please see my statement on Republican Conference leadership pic.twitter.com/0jZn6l5NcX
— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) January 13, 2021
Impeachment proceedings are scheduled to begin on Wednesday. Trump faces a single impeachment charge, “incitement to insurrection,” over the riot. That is ironic since Trump has called for peace in a speech in Alamo, Texas. He has done so previously as well. I guess Cheney and Co. didn’t get the memo.
“Millions of our citizens watched on Wednesday as a mob stormed the Capitol and trashed the halls of government. As I have consistently said throughout my administration, we believe in respecting America’s history and traditions, not tearing them down. We believe in the rule of law, not violence or rioting,” the president said.
“Now is the time for our nation to heal, and it’s time for peace for calm,” he added. “Respect for law enforcement and the great people within law enforcement — so many are here — is the foundation of the MAGA agenda. And we’re a nation of law and we’re a nation of order.”