Liz Cheney, Third-Ranking House Republican, Backs Trump Impeachment

The congresswoman from Wyoming said that she would vote to impeach the president over his incitement of a mob to attack the Capitol.

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By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) said she supports impeaching President Donald Trump over his role inciting a mob of his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol.

“A violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes,” Cheney said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”

Cheney added that Trump did not intervene to stop the violence, noting that there “has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

The House Republican Conference Chair is the most prominent Republican member of the House to back impeachment so far. Republican Rep. John Katko of New York also said he would back impeachment earlier on Tuesday.

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney makes a splash: “I will vote to impeach the President.” pic.twitter.com/Dsk0KwPEsJ

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 12, 2021

Democrats said Monday that the House would vote Wednesday to impeach Trump for the second time.

Last week on Jan. 6, following a speech in which Trump repeated lies about the presidential election being stolen, armed pro-Trump rioters — some donning racist, white nationalist symbols — stormed the Capitol, where lawmakers had convened to certify the results of the election. The rioters overran police lines and rampaged through the Capitol, causing lawmakers to rush to find safety. Five people died as a result of the riot, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

On Tuesday, in Trump’s first public appearance since last week’s attack on the Capitol, the president showed no remorse, saying of his speech ahead of the riots: “People thought that what I said was totally appropriate.”


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“A violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes,” Cheney said in a statement Tuesday. “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.

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Mitch McConnell Said to be Pleased About Trump Impeachment Efforts (msn.com)

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.

Los amigos lo abandonan a donald trump…

Como siempre sucede ,los amigos te abandonan cundo te ven acabado …

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No todos los republicanos estan con trump,la mayoria de ellos saben que donald trump es una amenaza para los estados unidos.

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Sabes porque ??,ven que el barco se unde y eso no les conviene para sus carreras…

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Quien va querer ser amigo de un golpista mal perdedor?

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Hoy 10 republicanos votaron con los democratas para el impeachment de donald trump,pero los demas votaron no…

La verdad esto si fue un golpe de estado incitado por donald trump…

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Claro que lo fue! Y dicen amar la democracia cuando ni siquiera pueden aceptar que perdieron ni haciendo trampas!:woman_facepalming:

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No eran sus amigos quienes lo abandonaron. Qué clase de amigos son esos? La peligrosa para USA es Nancy Pelooser
Es una obsesiva peligrosa y nos ha gastado millones en impeachments :rage:

Donald trump toda su vida desde los años 70 en nueva york junto a su padre fueron personas sin escrupulos,pero los fanaticos republicanos piensan que el es un dios.

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Puero cuando tenia el poder en sus manos …y les soltaba el dinero si fueron amigos…

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Donal trump tu piensas que no merece hacerle los 2 impeachments que le hicieron ?

De Liz Cheney me extraño que le diera la espalda…eran uña y carne …la saco de muchos problemas…

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Dicen que Mitch McConnell tambien lo abandono…

Cuanto dinero no les dio y ahorro a las empresas? Amigos nadie tiene amigos allí solo son unos lame botas y convenencieros… por lo menos fueran hombres y aceptaran que son traidores a la patria y ambiciosos

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Eso es muy cierto… no todo fue malo en el…

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