Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday called for House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney to be removed from her post.
Jordan, R-Ohio, said the House Republican Conference "should have a second vote" to remove Cheney from her post after she announced this week that she would vote to impeach President Trump.
A source familiar with Jordan's thinking told Fox News that "it's time for a regime change in the conference."
Cheney said she plans to support the Democrats’ effort to impeach Trump for inciting insurrection, saying the president "lit the flame" for the Jan. 6 riot.
"There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," she said in an earlier statement.
Jordan's call comes as Cheney faces backlash inside the GOP for backing House Democrats' impeachment effort.
Fox News obtained a petition circulating in the House, calling for a "special meeting" of the Republican Conference "to discuss a resolution on your leadership."
The topic of the resolution is: "Calling on Congresswoman Liz Cheney to resign her position as Chair of the Republican Conference."
The petition states: "Whereas, Congresswoman Cheney's condemnation of President Trump and her support for President Trump's impeachment have been used multiple times by Democrats as justification for a truncated impeachment process that denies the president due process."
The petition also states that Cheney's "personal position on issues does not reflect that of the majority of the Republican Conference and has brought the conference into disrepute and produced discord."
"The Republican Conference calls upon Congresswoman Cheney to immediately resign her position as chair of the Republican Conference," the petition continues.
It is unclear how many members of the GOP conference have signed onto the petition at this time, but other Republicans have signaled their disapproval of her support of impeachment.
Cheney's office did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
But a House GOP aide told Fox News that the push is "not surprising" and something that was "expected" after her move to support impeachment.
The aide, though, said the removal of Cheney would counter any effort for the party to move forward after the president leaves office... (Read more)
A plugged in House Republican — who is NOT part of the Freedom Caucus and doesn’t want to see Liz Cheney step down — predicts that the majority of the GOP conference will support ousting her from leadership.— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 13, 2021
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