Early last year, an impeachment vote was held in the House. While the measure passed, no Republicans voted to impeach Donald Trump.
Today was a different story. All Democratic members of Congress voted to impeach Trump and they were joined by 10 GOP lawmakers.
The most interesting name among the Republican Reps was Liz Cheney from Wyoming. Cheney is the number 3 Republican in the House. She announced that she would be voting to impeach Trump on Tuesday night.
The decision drew immediate anger from some House Republicans. Among them was Trump sycophant and regular screaming embarrassment Jim Jordan. The Ohio Congressman told reporters, “We ought to have a second vote (for Conference Chair). The conference ought to vote on that.”
Matt Rosendale (R-MT) also blasted the Wyoming Rep. saying, “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.”
EXCLUSIVE: Freshman Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale joins calls for Conference Chair Liz Cheney to resign from leadership after her call to impeach President Trump. The daughter of VP Dick Cheney, she is the highest ranking Republican to join Speaker Pelosi’s impeachment effort.
— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) January 13, 2021
One prominent Republican, however, had Cheney’s back. Despite not voting for impeachment, Crenhsaw tweeted, “Let’s get some truth on the record: Liz Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most, & is a principled leader with a fierce intellect. She will continue to be a much needed leader in the conference, with my full support. We can disagree without tearing each other apart.”
Let’s get some truth on the record: @Liz_Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most, & is a principled leader with a fierce intellect. She will continue to be a much needed leader in the conference, with my full support.
We can disagree without tearing eachother apart. https://t.co/yMLary1kLj
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 13, 2021
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comic books and spending time at the shore with his family.