U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks during a news conference February 7, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Armed Services Committee Chair Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) held a news conference on the Budget Agreement to fund our troops. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming announced Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Cheney is the third-highest ranking GOP leader in the US House of Representativens

“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic.

“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. 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. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.

“I will vote to impeach the President.”

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