Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), the Chair of the House GOP Conference, responded to calls for her to step down from leadership. Various Republican House members demanded that she resign after voicing her support for a second impeachment of President Trump. Before publicly supporting the effort, Cheney told the conference that the vote on impeachment is a “vote of conscience.”
Members of the Freedom Caucus began circulating a petition Wednesday to force a special conference meeting so they could debate and vote on a resolution calling on Cheney to resign from her post.
Just 20 percent, or 42 members, of the House GOP is required to sign the petition in order to force the meeting. But a majority of the conference would need to agree to the resolution in order for it to be adopted. That vote would be conducted via secret ballot.
Cheney told Politico that she is “not going anywhere,” in response to calls from GOP members including Andy Biggs (AZ), Jim Jordan (OH), and Paul Gosar (AZ) for her to be removed from leadership.
“This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference. But our nation is facing an unprecedented, since the civil war, constitutional crisis. That’s what we need to be focused on. That’s where our efforts and attention need to be.”
"But our nation is facing an unprecedented, since the civil war, constitutional crisis. That's what we need to be focused on. That's where our efforts and attention need to be." (2/2)
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 13, 2021
Cheney is among 6 House Republicans to support impeachment. The Wyoming lawmaker and number-three ranking House Republican was the first member of leadership to publicly favor impeachment.
The other Republicans are:
– Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
– Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
– Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
– Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
– Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
– Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
Wyoming @Liz_Cheney, No. 3 in the leadership is voting for impeachment. (Conservatives are already calling on her to step down from her leadership role.) @RepKinzinger says he’ll vote for impeachment, as will veteran @RepFredUpton and @HerreraBeutler
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 13, 2021
This is an excerpt from TownHall.
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