GOP lawmakers and Trump supporters have had enough of Liz Cheney.
The Wyoming congresswoman and No. 3 leader of the House GOP caucus faces an uprising from conservative lawmakers unhappy with her yes vote to impeach President Trump.
Cheney was one of only 10 House Republicans to side with Democrats Wednesday.
Here’s the statement Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, issued Tuesday:
“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.
“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. 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.”
Ironically, President Trump made zero mention of any violence in his rally speech. In fact, he demanded the crowd peacefully protests, something that RINO politicians from the GOP, leftist democrats and the mainstream media refuses to acknowledge or report on. Trump supporters have led many peaceful protests in Washington and around the country throughout the years and especially in the days leading up to January 6th.
“We’ve researched the rules thoroughly and there has been a lot of discussion on how to handle this,” Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale told Newsmax. Cheney ”is out of step with the conference in such a monumental way.”
Rosendale was the first House Republican to call for Cheney’s removal as the House Republican Conference chair after her vote.
Under current GOP caucus rules, any member can trigger a request for a panel to consider whether a member is fit to remain in their post. As conference chair, however, Cheney would be entitled to select panel members and stock it with her allies.
GOP insurgents say that they would counter this move by invoking rule 6(d), allowing the full Republican conference to weigh in in an up or down vote if they get 50 signatures.
Source: NY Post