(JustPatriots)- Following her vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney is being asked to resign from her prominent position.
Many Congressional Republicans are calling for Cheney to resign from her position as conference chairwoman. On Wednesday, Cheney — the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney — sided with Democrats to vote to impeach Trump for the second time.
Cheney is the third-ranking member of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives. Many people have surmised that she would like to rid the GOP of Trumpism, and feels that others in her party will fall in line to separate from Trump with her vote.
In a statement earlier this week, Cheney said:
“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. I will vote to impeach the President.”
Cheney wasn’t the only House Republican to side with Democrats to vote to impeach the president on the charge of “incitement of insurrection. However, she is by far the most prominent Republican to do so.
The other nine were Adam Kinzinger from Illinois, John Katko from New York, Fred Upton and Peter Meijer from Michigan, Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse from Washington, Anthony Gonzalez from Ohio, Tom Rice from South Carolina and David Valadao from California.
All Democrats voted for impeachment, bringing the final tally 232-197.
Since Cheney came out saying she would support impeachment, many Republicans have said that she should step down from her position of power.
Arizona Representative Andy Biggs told the Washington Examiner:
“She should resign her position as a conference chair and should not be serving this conference. That’s it.”
He then told Fox News:
“The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals.”
On Wednesday, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan agreed, when he told The Hill:
“We ought to have a second vote … The conference ought to vote on that.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a first-term Representative from Georgia, also said Cheney should step down. On Wednesday, she tweeted:
“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.”
And Montana Representative Matt Rosendale issued a statement that said:
“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. 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.”