Republicans are calling on Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming to resign from her position for joined Democratic efforts to impeach President Donald Trump, according to the Western Journal.
Liz Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
“We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated,” the president told those gathered in Washington to protest what he and many of his supporters say was a stolen election.
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” he said. “Today, we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections.”
“She should resign her position as a conference chair and should not be serving this conference. That’s it,” Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona told the Washington Examiner. “The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals.”
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said, “We ought to have a second vote. … The conference ought to vote on that.”
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) January 13, 2021
First-term Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia also called on Cheney to step down from her leadership role.
“I’m calling for @RepLizCheney to step down as Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference. She doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump. She is not connected to the base and is voting for a hurtful lie,” Greene said.
I’m calling for .@RepLizCheney to step down as Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
She doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump.
She is not connected to the base and is voting for a hurtful lie.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 13, 2021
Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana issued a statement that called Cheney “unfit to lead.”
Please see my statement on Republican Conference leadership pic.twitter.com/0jZn6l5NcX
— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) January 13, 2021
Today in Social Media Blasphemy:
Congressional Approval Crashes in @Gallup Survey
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) January 12, 2021
“[Eighty percent] of Trump voters and 76% of Republicans are less likely to vote for a member of Congress who votes for impeachment,” McLaughlin wrote.
From The Western Journal:
Cheney represents, to a great many people, an establishment GOP faction that is not at all bothered by complete surrender. Calls by the far left to prosecute her own father for “war crimes” are still heard by those who spent the second term of the George W. Bush administration defending both him and the former president.
It’s apparently water under the bridge for Cheney, but others seem to understand the frustration of the Republican base, which knows appeasing Democrats doesn’t work.
On Tuesday, some Republicans in the House began standing up to the spineless politics of the GOP establishment by calling on Cheney to relinquish her leadership role.
The Republican Party is experiencing a fracture, but it still strongly supports Trump, if polling is indeed accurate.
Those attempting to distance themselves from the disgraceful incursion at the Capitol by blaming it on the president and Trump voters are not seeing things clearly. The dust appears to be settling, and the battle lines haven’t changed for conservatives who know they will be dragged by Democrats and the establishment media whether Cheney attempts to appease those who hate them or not.
Cheney, on the issue of impeachment, is aligning herself with a party that ideologically is connected to censorship, riots, abortion and gun-grabbing.