This week, President Donald Trump faces another impeachment hurdle. And this time, it appears several Republicans will vote to remove the Commander-in-Chief.
One of those GOP members is Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who has revealed that she intends to vote to impeach. She joins a handful of other Republicans who have announced their impeachment support.
However, as you might expect, her fellow GOP colleagues aren’t too pleased with her decision.
In fact, a few are saying that Cheney shouldn’t merely be chastised for her impending vote — in fact, she should actually be removed from duty herself.
Calls to oust Cheney started to circulate when Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) floated the idea of asking Cheney to resign her position.
Currently, Cheney occupies an important spot in the GOP hierarchy, so it’s unlikely she’ll want to give up such an influential position. But Biggs and others are still pushing her.
Via The Daily Caller:
Republican lawmakers are calling for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) to resign her position as the House Republican Conference chair after backing a push to impeach President Trump.
Biggs told Fox News that he believes Cheney is abandoning her own party, that her decision to impeach doesn’t align with Republican values.
Specifically, he stated:
I don’t think she should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore.
The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals.
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) agreed with Biggs’ assessment. He posted the following on Twitter:
When Representative Cheney came out for impeachment today, she failed to consult with the Conference, failed to abide by the spirit of the rules of the Republican Conference, and ignored the preferences of Republican voters.
She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead. She must step down as Conference Chair.”
Cheney is the first Republican in a position of House leadership to support impeachment.
In a statement, she linked the President’s words to the armed protests at the Capitol last week, saying “none of this would have happened without the President.”
Cheney added that the President “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.”
But not only does she face calls to resign, she may also face an uphill impeachment battle.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has been vocal about criticizing the calls for impeachment, and believes that it will not have enough support at trial:
I think, my arithmetic, that means we have 19 Republicans. I don’t see that. And I think the House should know that also.
We have been trying to send that message over. They know the votes aren’t there. You would think that they would do that.
He added that he thinks it’s “ill-advised” for a country that is already divided and fighting, and that “we’re a country of the rule of law.”
For now, it doesn’t appear the pro-impeachment side will have the necessary votes to remove Trump. But we can’t be certain of anything until all the official votes are cast.
Source: The Daily Wire