Flooded with calls and emails from Republicans throughout the state of Wyoming, the residents of the state are furious over her decision to endorse—and ultimately vote for—the impeachment of President Trump. She was voted into office to represent the citizens of her district. Cheney has clearly gone rogue based on the outcry and anger by the people she is supposed to represent. Here are few sample tweets with articles which vehemently shows how many feel betrayed by Cheney’s actions.
Cheney is not the lone Republican representative to go against the party and vote for President Trump to be impeached. Here is the list of the ten representatives (including Cheney) who voted “Yes” for impeachment of President Trump:
House Republicans who voted for impeachment:
Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.): "I have backed this President through thick and thin for four years. I campaigned for him and voted for him twice. But, this utter failure is inexcusable."
Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.): "President Trump was, without question, a driving force in the catastrophic events that took place on January 6 by encouraging masses of rioters to incite violence on elected officials, staff members, and our representative democracy as a whole."
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH): "The President of the United States helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the United States Congress in an attempt to prevent us from completing our solemn duties as prescribed by the Constitution. In doing so, five people have died..."
Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich) commended courage from police officers and members of Congress and said: "There was no such courage from our President who betrayed and misled millions with claims of a 'stolen election' and encouraged loyalists that 'if you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore.'"
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.): "A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation's capital. It is also a vote to condone President Trump's inaction ... Our country needed a leader, and President Trump failed to fulfill his oath of office. I will vote yes on the articles of impeachment."
Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-Wash.): "The President of the United States incited a riot aiming to halt the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. That riot led to five deaths. ... Hours went by before the president did anything meaningful to stop the attack."
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.): "The Congress must hold President Trump to account and send a clear message that our country cannot and will not tolerate any effort by any President to impede the peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next. Thus, I will vote to impeach."
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY): "The President of the United States summoned his mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. ... 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."
Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.): “To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy. For that reason, I cannot sit by without taking action. I will vote to impeach this president."
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.): "There is no doubt in my mind that the president broke his oath of office and incited this insurrection...I will vote in favor of impeachment."
Names and Quotes from Axios article dated 1/13/21
Cheney is receiving the bulk of the heat because she is considered a leader in the GOP party, holding the title of Republican Conference Chair. Let’s face it, the entire impeachment of President Trump has been the goal of Democrats since he was sworn into office. What occurred at the Capitol January 6, 2021, was inexcusable and unacceptable. Emotions are still running high for so many Americans, it is difficult to imagine the fear and anger by those who were attacked by a mob of disgruntled citizens. To hold a rush vote to remove President Trump from office (with less than a week remaining in his term), and preventing him from ever returning, is a knee-jerk reaction to the traumatization the House Representatives faced.
There were no witnesses called. No interviewing the President to get his version of the story. No review of those arrested to determine who they were associated with and if the events that transpired were a planned act prior to the President’s address. As time goes by, more and more facts will be slowly released.