An increasing list of GOP members are calling for Rep. Liz Cheney to resign her post as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump.
“She should give up her post as conference chair and should not be a part of this conference.” Rep. Andy Biggs, an Arizona Republican, said to the Washington Examiner this Tuesday.
“The truth is, she’s not doing what the conference wants. She’s not pushing Republican goals,” he added in another interview.
Biggs is not the only Republican calling on Cheney to step down, with Reps. Matt Rosendale, Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene also saying she should leave her post.
“She’s totally wrong. There should be a second vote on her leadership,” Jordan said.
“I’m demanding that .@RepLizCheney resign as Chairwoman,” Greene tweeted. “She does not represent conservative voters by supporting this witch-hunt of President Donald Trump. She is not aligned with the base and is voting for a lie.”
I’m calling for .@RepLizCheney to step down as Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
She doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump.
She is not connected to the base and is voting for a hurtful lie.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 13, 2021
“When Rep. Cheney said she was for impeachment today, she did not ask the Conference, failed to follow the rules of the Conference, and ignored the choices of conservative voters,” Rosendale said in his statement. “She is lowering our conference at an important moment for her own political gain and is not fit to lead us. She must resign as Conference Chair immediately.”
Cheney said Tuesday that she would vote to impeach President Trump after the protest at the Capitol last Wednesday.
“The President called in this mob, organized the mob, and lit the flame of this siege. Everything that happened was his doing. Without Trump, none of this would have happened ” said Cheney. “The President could have instantly stepped in to stop the violence. But he chose not to.”
“This was the greatest betrayal by a President of his oath to the Constitution,” she said. “I will vote for impeachment of the President.”
Cheney is joining four other GOP members who also say they will vote for impeachment, including Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, John Katko, Fred Upton and Adam Kinzinger.
“I’m not stepping down,” Cheney stated Wednesday. “This is my conscience. It’s one with different views within our conference.”