Republicans aren’t happy with Liz Cheney’s announcement that she intends to vote to impeach President Trump today, and some are calling for her ouster from the House Republican leadership:
THE HILL – Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is calling on House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) to be removed from leadership for announcing her plans to vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week’s riot at the Capitol.
Jordan, a founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of Trump’s top defenders in the House, joined other GOP allies of Trump in calling for Cheney to step down from the role.
“We ought to have a second vote,” he told reporters, according to the Capitol Hill reporter pool. “The conference ought to vote on that.”
Jordan’s comments echo those of Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.).
“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 Tuesday. “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.”
Biggs told Fox News that he didn’t think Cheney “should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore.”
“The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals,” he said.
I’m glad people like Biggs and Jordan are making their voices heard on this. Cheney should absolutely be removed and I hope the conference gets to vote on this again, although I suspect it won’t happen.
Speaking of impeachment, a Florida Congresswoman made a great point about Pelosi and this impeachment charade:
It took Speaker Pelosi six days to introduce articles of impeachment in the House, but it took her more than six months to negotiate COVID relief with Republicans. #Priorities
— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) January 12, 2021