A growing number of House Republicans are calling for the removal of RINO Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her leadership position after voting with the establishment to impeach the most successful president in modern history.
“I don’t think she should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), head of the House Freedom Caucus, told Fox News after Cheney, who leads the House Republican Conference, said she supported impeaching President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time.
“The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals.”
Democrats and some Republicans are accusing the president, without merit, of inciting “insurrection” after some of his fringe supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building last week.
In fact, while President Trump encouraged his supporters to go to the Capitol to show their support for rejecting slates of electors from some states believed to have unconstitutionally changed their voting rules ahead of the Nov. 3 election, he implored them to do so “peacefully.”
Biggs wasn’t the only GOP lawmaker to call for Cheney’s resignation.
“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,” Rep. Matthew Rosendale of Montana 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.”
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio also called on Cheney to step down.
“We ought to have a second vote,” he told reporters. “The conference ought to vote on that.”
Mind you, Cheney and a handful of other ‘Republicans’ are calling for the president to be impeached again without the benefit of his defenders being able to present their arguments to the House Judiciary Committee or hearing from any witnesses.
So much for constitutional processes.
Let’s face it: Democrats and NeverTrump establishment GOP types smell an opportunity not simply to send Trump packing but ruin his ability to run for the presidency again in 2024 (because they’re afraid he’ll win).
When we speak about who is really tearing our systems apart and making it impossible for our rival political factions to ‘heal’ and ‘unify,’ we have to say that destroying constitutional norms – in an election, yes, but also since – is only making things worse, and for that Democrats are mostly to blame.