Rep. Liz Cheney, the third ranking House Republican, says she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, adding to a growing list of Republicans backing the president’s removal after blaming him for inciting a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week.
Cheney said the president was solely to blame for the attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.
“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 in a forceful statement, declaring: “I will vote to impeach the President.”
Cheney, R-Wyo., is the highest-ranking Republican to back Trump’s removal from office. She noted that the attack, which resulted in five deaths including a Capitol Police officer, aimed to obstruct America’s democratic processes and caused “injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic.”