Jim Jordan wants Liz Cheney ousted from House GOP leadership position over Trump impeachment vote
- Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio is the latest high-profile Republican to say Rep. Liz Cheney needs to leave her Republican leadership position.
- Jordan follows Rep. Andy Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, in denouncing Cheney’s decision to vote to impeach President Trump over his role in the Jan. 6 siege of Capitol Hill.
- Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced on Tuesday that she would support the House Democrats’ impeachment of Trump on Wednesday.
- “I think she’s totally wrong. I think there should be a conference and have a second vote on [her leadership post],” Jordan said.
- Jordan confirmed that the majority of Freedom Caucus members felt the same way that he and Biggs did and want to see Cheney step down.
- However, according to the House Republican Conference rules, there is no mechanism to remove a leader from his or her position unless that person is expelled from the conference.
- Still, Biggs and Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana are circulating a petition among the GOP conference seeking signatures for a letter and resolution calling for Cheney’s resignation as conference chairwoman, a GOP staffer told the Washington Examiner.
- Cheney slammed Trump in a statement for his handling of the Capitol Hill attack that resulted in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer.
- Cheney is one of five House Republicans supporting Trump’s impeachment.
- “She should resign her position as a conference chair and should not be serving this conference. That’s it,” Biggs, an Arizona Republican, told the Washington Examiner.
- He later told Fox News that there is a “groundswell” of Republicans who reacted the same way to Cheney’s statement.
- Montana Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale also announced that he wants Cheney to step down.
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