Liz Cheney facing backlash from GOP lawmakers after backing impeachment

Liz Cheney facing backlash from GOP lawmakers after backing impeachment
Liz Cheney (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is facing calls from some Republican lawmakers to step down from her leadership post as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference after she announced that she will vote to impeach President Trump.

“I don’t think she should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore,” Rep. Andy Biggs, the head of the House Freedom Caucus, told Fox News host Shannon Bream. “The reality is sh e’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals.”

Another GOP congressman, Montana Rep. Rosendale, also released a statement calling for Cheney to step down.

“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.

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