Liz Cheney (R-WY) House Republican Conference Chair said earlier today she will vote to impeach President Trump.
BREAKING: Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, says she will vote to impeach President Trump.
“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," she said in a statement.
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Cheney said in a statement “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,” she continued “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,” she concluded.
According to The Hill “as many as two-dozen House Republicans are expected to vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday.”