Liz Cheney has just announced that she will be voting for to impeach Trump when Pelosi brings this to the floor for a vote:
NEW: Liz Cheney: "I will vote to impeach the President." pic.twitter.com/F00GOWpbyw
— Mr Producer (@RichSementa) January 12, 2021
This is important because Cheney is a part of the House Republican leadership team. So far, nothing from Kevin McCarthy or Steve Scalise on this so far.
Politico reporter Olivia Beavers says that more Republicans will come out if Cheney votes to impeach because they believe it will give them cover:
Republicans have told me if Cheney signs on, she gives them cover to also come out in support.
We may see more R's coming out… pic.twitter.com/BDhoHTSDAf
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) January 12, 2021
Steve Deace believes this will motivate Trump to go to war with Cheney and others who vote to impeach him:
The best way to motivate the Trump we like is the personal beef. This is how we get Trump active next primary cycle against GOP establishment. They make it personal here and now he goes to war with his base against them. Team GOP for impeachment is a gift from above.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) January 12, 2021
With McConnell furious at Trump and Liz Cheney ready to impeach him, Trump may indeed go to war with them, if he can find his voice again.