GOP Rep. Cheney backs impeaching Trump, says there ‘has never been a greater betrayal’ of oath

President Donald Trump has faced bipartisan backlash in the days since a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building, with many critics assigning at least some of the blame to his election-related rhetoric.

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) chimed in this week with her announcement that she will back a current effort to impeach the president.

“Could have immediately and forcefully intervened”

In a statement on Tuesday, she said that Trump “summoned this mob, and lit the flame of this attack.”

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, went on to place the full weight of responsibility for the attack on Trump, declaring: “Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.”

She concluded with her assertion that there “has never been a greater betrayal” of a president’s oath of office than Trump’s alleged incitement of violence.

Her remarks came as House Democrats advanced one article of impeachment against the president, which members were expected to vote on by the end of the day on Wednesday. As the third-highest ranking Republican in the chamber, her vote will add bipartisan weight to the impeachment effort.

While the Democratic-controlled House is expected to pass its second impeachment attempt against Trump, Cheney is nonetheless part of a small group of GOP members willing to reach across the aisle to vote in favor of the article.

“Doesn’t represent Republican voters”

Most Republicans, even those who have publicly denounced Trump’s rhetoric, have decried another impeachment effort in favor of calls to unify the country.

In any case, 19 Senate Republicans would have to vote to find Trump guilty in order for the subsequent trial to be successful — and most pundits believe that would be a highly unlikely result.

As of Wednesday, CBS News noted that no GOP senator had affirmed he or she will vote for impeachment, with just three considering such a vote and all others declining to respond to the question.

Of course, Cheney is facing opposition from her own party over the growing public condemnation of Trump.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called on Cheney to resign as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, claiming that her colleague “doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump.”

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20 Responses

  1. C’mon man, she is her fathers daughter! Don’t need to say more! And the nerve of salwell the REAL treason? WE DO NOT NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN OUR GOVT! SEEMS like the more evil, the more we find out!

    1. AMEN AGREE SHE IS A DEMONCRAT (MISSPELLING ON PURPOSE) .tHEY PICK A MAN WHO SLEEPS WITH AND INTRODUCES HER TO OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SHE CAN MILK FOR INFO TO HEAD THE FALSE IMPEACHMENT. THIS WILL LIKELY COME BACK ON US BUT AM ALL FOR TEXAS FORMING A NEW NATION

  2. Miss Cheney what do you have done to American people is a sin beyond words you have to answer to God for what you did. You know what really happened in Washington you know who really started yThe riots the Democrats paid for it. You are a disgrace and you will not be voted back in I guarantee it you like your father a liar and a cheat and Bush goes with youI voted for your father and Bush twice I gave money like crazy to them what a disappointment the deep state is part of your family may God put in your soul.

  3. Liz can say goodbye to being a Representative when the mid=terms come around. She just slit her throat for ever being elected by the GOP again. Good riddance to a worthless, useless, piece of crap. Just like her father a no good you know what. The country will be better off with out her. She will probably stick her head up Pelosi’s behind now and copy every thing she does that is just how stupid she really is.

  4. Most republicans are the same as democrats, they are out only for themselves. They will stab anyone to enhance their power.

  5. When secrets are wanted from a man, they send a pretty woman, gets him all excited and he will tell anything. This “senator” took yang yang in his office so to speak and basically handed the Chinese our secrets. while attention was all on impeaching our and I emphasize OUR President, for allegedly colluding? with Russians. Does the government have a Human Resources Dept who checks all employees before giving them access to the White House?

  6. Liz wants to be remember as a faithful follower of her daddy –since she was elected to represent WYO –hopefully she will learn that I for one will NEVER CAST a VOTE for her again– she is worthless as a tit on a boar

  7. She’s protecting her father. If Trump would have been reelected and actually found an honest AG to clean up the DOJ and FBI, it’s hard to tell what incriminating secrets could come out about the Bush/Cheney administration. In my opinion, they should have been charged with war crimes for attacking and overthrowing Sadam Hussein. As it turned out, he was no threat, whatsoever, to the United States.

  8. She just dug her own grave in the world of politics. Most Republican voters love our great President and agree with his policies of Making America Great!! Most are appalled by even the thought of impeachment again. 2 unjust impeachments = 80,000,000 very angry voters.

  9. She just shot herself in the foot. Her political career is over. Just as well. She isn’t any better than McCain’s wife. Turncoats.

  10. Anthony Manzo
    Like so many other STUPIDS. She must have been looking in a mirror, when she said that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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