Liz Cheney

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, the third-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, has said she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

She cited last week's deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol and Trump's role in inciting the insurgency as prompting her to want to hold the president accountable, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release.

"On Jan. 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," Cheney says in the statement. "This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space of our Republic."

She said that while there are investigations underway to determine just what happened and how it happened, "what we know now is enough" to warrant impeachment.

"The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack," Cheney said. "Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President."

She also noted Trump's failure to do all he could to quell the riot after it began.

"The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not," Cheney said. "There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution."

She concludes by saying that, "I will vote to impeach the President."

Before last week's Capitol unrest, Cheney criticized the president for a telephone call he made to Georgia's top election official, urging the official to "find" more votes for him to discredit that state's results, which were in favor of President-Elect Joe Biden.

Cheney said the call was "deeply troubling."

(11) comments

Cap'n Bumbleguts

Good. You listening now, Republicans?

mapoloncic

Vote her out of office Wyoming!!

Painter1992

I agree. Vote her out

Rezident

Liz, you are nota Wyomingite, and before you vote to impeach, look at the vote talley from WY for President Trump! If you do vote to impeach, start packing your bags, oh wait, you have no connection to Wyoming!

President Trump DID NOT encourage the riot in any way shape or form! He did NOTHING wrong!

KEllis

Shame on you Liz Cheney, you know as well as a lot of others that the dems are the reason for the problem.

guardianavatar

He did attempt to use his power and get votes in Georgia to overturn an election where no widespread voter fraud had been found, by his one team I might add. That's just one of his abuses of power.

Ka12

Good for you Representative Cheney! Refreshing to see one of our elected officials stand up. Wishing the other two would do the same.

LadyBug 2

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KEBrown

Rep Cheney is putting our Country before Party and the Constitution before fringe rule. Probably the most difficult decision she ever had to make, and certainly the most damaging or dangerous to her political career or safety. It can't be for "show" or "gain" - must be for something truly important.

HANK1987

I guess she wants to be voted out.

stephen feldmeier

Inciting a riot? How in the world can someone be charged for someone else’s actions? Just because someone suggested something does not make that person liable for how other people are going to react. I can understand to having laws like falsely shouting fire in a theater with no need to explain the reasons why here, but inciting a riot?

What this law (inciting a riot) is doing or suggesting is to limit free speech, and in forgiving the actions of the other person or persons. When someone is listening speech and a demand is made, they need to decide if they carry out this suggestion, what will be the consequences? Are my actions going to be lawful or unlawful?

It is up to the individual to realize the difference between a peaceful demonstration and an unlawful act of violence. It comes down to this, people are going to have to start taking responsibility for their own actions. No longer can we blame the other person for what we do.

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