Rep. Liz Cheney

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Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican and member of House GOP leadership, announced on Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a deadly insurrection last week. 

Cheney, the third-highest ranking House Republican, called Trump’s incitement of the mob that breached the US Capitol building on January 6 the greatest “betrayal” of the US Constitution by any president in history. 

“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” she said in a statement. “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.”

She added: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has long been critical of Trump and quickly blamed him for the insurrection last Wednesday.  

House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney makes it official: “I will vote to impeach the President.”

— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) January 12, 2021

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