Liz Cheney, the no. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, said on Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Trump saying that there had “never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States” than Trump’s incitement of a mob that attacked the Capitol last week.
She released a statement Tuesday evening explaining her position while also dismissing fellow republicans who argue that the impeachment proceedings were rushed.
“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough,” Rep Cheney said in a statement. “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. 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.”
Rep. Cheney’s decision on impeachment follows Republican Rep John Katko’s of New York becoming the first house Republican to say he will join the House democrats in their effort to remove Trump from office through impeachment.
Representative Liz Cheney is the highest ranking woman in the Republican Party.