House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday rejected calls to resign from her leadership post — prompted by her support for impeaching President Donald Trump over last week’s riots at the U. S. Capitol.
“I’m not going anywhere,” Cheney told Politico reporter Melanie Zanona. “This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference.”
“But our nation is facing an unprecedented, since the civil war, constitutional crisis,” she added. “That’s what we need to be focused on. That’s where our efforts and attention need to be.”
Cheney’s remarks come in response to calls for her to step down from her leadership post issued by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
“We ought to have a second vote,” Jordan told reporters. “The conference ought to vote on that.”
On Tuesday, Cheney became the highest ranking House GOP member to come out in support of impeaching President Trump, placing her at odds with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
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