January 13 local time, Trump became the first president in American history to be impeached twice. It is worth mentioning that of the 232 votes in favor of impeachment, 10 were from Republican Houses.
Liz Cheney, the “third person” of the Wyoming Republican Congressman and the Republican Party, became the only member of the party’s leadership to support impeachment.
According to the news on Capitol Hill on the 13th, the Cheney, born in a famous Republican political family, is at risk of being dismissed because of her support for impeachment of Trump – a group of Conservative lawmakers are plotting to “expel her from office”.
In response, Cheney responded: “I’m not going anywhere. It’s a vote of conscience.”
Republican “No. 3” was called for stepping down.
A group of Conservative MPs are plotting to oust House Republican chairman Liz Cheney on the grounds that she supports his impeachment because of Trump inciting riots in the Capitol, and they have begun circulating a congressman-led petition, according to Capitol Hill.
Representative Jim Jordan, Trump’s number one ally, pointed the finger at Cheney before the vote, believing that her views did not reflect the attitude of the majority of Republicans.
Republican Congressman Matt Rosendale accused Cheney of doing so “in the political interest of her own personal interest” and said she was unfit to be a leader. Another Republican congressman, Andy Biggs, claimed that Cheney could not represent “the ideals of the Republican Party” and “should not be the chairman of the Republican Conference anymore”.
Other conservatives believe that Cheney’s behavior made the party more divided when the Republican Party needed unity most.
In accordance with the House Republican procedure, to remove Cheney, a resolution needs to be submitted to the committee first. T
he committee will have 10 days to conduct its deliberations and will need 20% of the support of its members to submit it to the plenary.
Faced with the voice of wanting to “go her out of office”, Cheney responded: “I’m not going anywhere.
It’s a vote of conscience… Our country is facing a constitutional crisis unprecedented since the Civil War.”
As the highest-ranking woman in the party’s leadership, Cheney is the second Republican congressman to announce his support for impeachment.
On the 12th, she said that Trump betrayed his oath to the Constitution, misled his supporters with “election fraud” and other remarks, and condemned the other party’s call for supporters to march to the Capitol.
“With out the president, none of this would have happened,” she said in a statement.
The president could have intervened immediately and vigorously to stop the violence, but he did not. The President of the United States has never betrayed his position and the oath of the Constitution so much now.”
The Associated Press said on the 14th that although only 10 Republicans supported the impeachment of Trump in the resolution, their votes were significant – when Trump was impeached last year, no House Republicans supported him.
It is worth mentioning that Cheney, the only Republican leadership member who supported the impeachment of Trump, broke with him on everything from “wearing masks” to “withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan”.
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Not all Republicans are blaming Cheney.
Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, defended Cheney that although he himself did not support the impeachment of Trump, he “respected” Cheney’s decision to impeach Trump, which was an “glory” and “brave” statement.
Newly elected Republican Congressman Nancy Mace also said that a party without disagreement would become weaker.
On the 13th, Mace said: “She has the right to choose a position on this issue, just as I and others have this right, and we should not suppress different voices.”
The Associated Press commented that the existence of these two voices shows that there is a serious difference between those who still support Trump and those who oppose him within the Republican Party.
Bloomberg also said on the 13th that the call for Cheney to step down highlights the differences between Republicans, that is, whether they should remain loyal to Trump or build a party without Trump.
On the other hand, just as Rosendale accused Cheney of voting for “personal interest”, former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford thought that the decision made by the “probable candidate for Speaker of the House” had something else.
“Her state and the Trump faction will fight back, but I think it’s a well thought out decision and she’ll get a certain amount of risk in return,” he said.