Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) has said she will vote to impeach Donald Trump when the House of Representatives lays charges against the president on Wednesday.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is a member of the House Republican leadership.
“The President of the United States called this crowd, gathered this crowd and kindled the flame of this attack,” Cheney said in a statement. “All that followed was his work. None of this would have happened without the president. The president could have intervened immediately and forcefully to stop the violence. He does not have.”
She added: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
His statement is an indication that the impeachment vote will play out very differently from Trump’s first impeachment, when no Republican joined the Democrats.
Parliamentary Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has said he opposes impeachment, write a letter to members he thought it would “have the opposite effect of bringing our country together when we need to get America back on track. towards unity and civility. “
The New York Times reported Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his associates he believed Trump had committed uneasy offenses.