‘Not going anywhere’: Rep. Cheney responds to GOP calls for her resignation over vote to impeach

Following the mayhem caused last week by a violent mob on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump has faced mounting efforts to see him removed from office before the end of his term in the White House.

Now, one of his biggest critics in the GOP is facing her own backlash, as several Republican lawmakers push an effort to see Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WI) resign from her party leadership post, Axios reports.

“Vote of conscience”

Specifically, five House Republicans want Cheney to give up her position as House Republican Conference leader over her vote to impeach Trump along with her rhetoric regarding the president’s supposed role in inciting the violent breach of the Capitol building.

Cheney was one of the 10 GOP members who joined Democrats in the House on Wednesday in voting to impeach the president for a second time. For her part, however, the Wisconsin Republican is taking the intraparty backlash in stride.

According to Newsweek, she called her decision to support impeachment a “vote of conscience,” asserting that she is “not going anywhere” despite the calls for her to resign.

Nevertheless, GOP colleagues who remain closely aligned with the president insist Cheney does not represent the current identity of the party.

That case is at the crux of the effort to oust her by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), as the Washington Examiner reports.

“Supporting this political witch-hunt”

In Biggs’ assessment, Cheney is “not representing the Republican ideals,” an echo of Greene’s remarks describing her as out of touch.

“She doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump,” Greene said of Cheney. “She is not connected to the base and is voting for a hurtful lie.”

With a vote to impeach the president coming just one week before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the GOP appears deeply divided between Trump loyalists and establishment Republicans.

But Cheney does not appear to be alone among the Republican Party’s top leaders in her desire to see Trump impeached. Reports indicate that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the top Senate Republican, is in favor of the Democratic Party-led action.

Still, Gaetz is among those making it clear that Cheney does not speak for her entire party, declaring: “We see an unprecedented cooperation between big tech, big media and big corporations to silence those of us who believe in the America First agenda. If we’re going to fight back, it cannot be with Liz Cheney as the Republican Conference chair.”

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  1. It is time for Miss Chaney to join the party she protects the democratic party We could use someone with more republican ideals in her place.pls go

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  3. Time for Miss Chaney to be removed and let her pursue her political career with Eva Pelosi …….does she have the courage and backbone to do that?

  4. Maybe if Lizzy and her 9 buddies would have waited for what REALLY HAPPENED… or maybe she should not have jumped on this because her Daddy told her to….

  5. Let`s face it, the scum at the bottom of the swamp is now floating to the top, we need to ,as americans, grab our pool cleaning supplies and remove this deadly ,toxic, filth before it infects the whole damn swimming area, there is so much to be eradicated that it will most likely take years if not decades to fix,,,, Congressman Crenshaw should realize that leaving parts of this toxic scum in place will only lead others to have to remove it later when it should be removed immediately CHENEY, ROMNEY KINZINGER and numerous others are this toxic scum

  6. I agree she needs to be removed. Call your senators and demand that should be removed for taking part in a coup. I bet you won’t get in again. Republicans
    have a hard time standing for Americans. She Impeached a President who did not incite the riots. It seems you should have verified your information; however you choose the corrupt Democrats side and to stand against truth.
    Good luck getting another cushy position.

  7. Liz Cheney and the other nine Republican Congressional Representatives who supported the 2nd impeachment need to be removed from any leadership roles, primaried at election time, and condemned for their treasonous actions. Anyone who listened to President Trump’s speech on Jan. 6th knows he didn’t incite any violence. These reps are traitors to the American people. We are very tired of the lack of support that President Trump has suffered simply because he wasn’t/isn’t part of the political elite. (Thank God!) These traitors need to GO! (including McConnell!)

    1. I agree and IMHO McConnell is an NGPOS who is really a DEMOCRAT. Please send him back to Kentucky to stay and hope he never returns to any Republican position EVER. I am 82 years old and thought I had seen it all but this Republican Party is now gone to the lowest as is possible.

  8. The swamp is her living quarters,money talk like her father she will do anything dirty to keep her possibility of running for president.

  9. Freedom loving Wyomingites should vote her out! She no longer represents the spirit of Wyoming….how could she when she sides hastily with democrats….(and without the benefit of facts)?

  10. Ah, the Cheneys and the Bushs, all still out to get President Donald Trump. I pray that WY will defeat her in the primary and all the others who voted with her. That swamp is deeper than any of us realized. When you can steal the presidential election and then turn around and impeach the out going president, you are in up to your eyeballs!
    Annette

  11. Liz, you are a disgrace to your party, your constituents and your state. Leave Wyoming and your position and let someone who deserves it take your place. You are part of the swamp and you need to go. Also, if you felt so good about what you did, why did you close down your voice mail? Couldn’t take the heat?

  12. Hopefully she is not re-elected or changes parties- we don’t need s*Itheads like her in our party. Her dad must be ashamed or turning over in his grave. Get her out!

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