A growing list of Republican lawmakers is calling for Rep. Liz Cheney to step down as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference after announcing she will vote to impeach President Trump.
“I don’t think she should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore,” Rep. Andy Biggs told Fox News.
“The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals,” he added.
Biggs is not alone in calling on the GOP’s third-ranking member of the House to step down, with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Rosendale also calling on her to leave the post.
“I’m calling for [email protected] to step down as Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference,” Greene tweeted Wednesday. “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.”
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 Representative Cheney came out for impeachment today, she failed to consult with the Conference, failed to abide by the spirit of the rules of the Republican Conference, and ignored the preferences of Republican voters,” Rosendale said in a statement. “She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead. She must step down as Conference Chair.”
Cheney announced Tuesday she would vote to impeach Trump following the siege of the Capitol last Wednesday.
“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,” said Cheney. “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,” she added. “I will vote to impeach the President.”
Cheney joins at least four other Republicans who said they will vote for impeachment, including Reps. John Katko, Adam Kinzinger, Fred Upton, and Jaime Herrera Beutler.
Cheney’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.