An impeachment vote was held in the House early last year. While the measure was being passed, no Republicans voted to indict Donald Trump.
Today was a different story. All Democratic members of Congress voted to indict Trump and 10 GOP lawmakers joined them.
The most interesting name among the Republican representatives was Liz Cheney from Wyoming. Cheney is the number 3 Republican in the house. She announced that she would vote against Trump on Tuesday evening.
The decision was immediately angered by some of the House Republicans. Among them was Trump’s sycophant and regularly screaming embarrassment Jim Jordan. The Ohio congressman told reporters, “We should have a second vote (for the conference chair). The conference should vote on it. “
Matt Rosendale (R-MT) also blew up the Wyoming Rep. Saying, “When Representative Cheney came out for impeachment today, she did not consult the conference, abide by the spirit of the Republican Conference rules, and ignore the preferences of Republican voters. She weakens our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unable to lead. She has to resign as conference chair. “
EXCLUSIVE: Freshman Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale joins calls for conference chairwoman Liz Cheney to step down from leadership following her call to indict President Trump. The daughter of VP Dick Cheney, she is the senior Republican to join the impeachment of Speaker Pelosi.
– Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) Jan 13, 2021
One prominent Republican, however, had Cheney’s back. Although Crenhsaw did not vote for impeachment, he tweeted: “Let’s bring some truth to the record: Liz Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most and is a principled leader with a wild intellect. With my full support, she will continue to be a much-needed leader of the conference. We cannot agree without tearing each other apart. “
Let’s get some truth straight to the point: @Liz_Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most and is a principled leader with a savage intellect. With my full support, she will continue to be a much needed leader of the conference.
We cannot agree without tearing ourselves apart. https://t.co/yMLary1kLj
– Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 13, 2021
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