Liz Cheney (Wyoming), Republican member of the House of Representatives and the eldest daughter of
former Vice President Dick Cheney, has slammed President Trump for his role in the storming of the
U.S. Capitol last week and vowed to vote Trump for impeachment,
Cheney, the House Republican Conference Chair, is the third-highest ranked member in the Republican House leadership. On Tuesday she vowed to vote for impeachment of the president.
“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy
and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death, and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic,” Cheney said in a statement released on Wednesday.
“Much more will become clear in the coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough.
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. 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,” Cheney said.
“I will vote to impeach the President,” she added.