Rep. Liz Cheney is standing firm in her resolve that she will not step down from her job representing the state of Wyoming in Congress. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, the third-ranking Republican in the House said that she will continue to defend her decision to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.
State of Wyoming Censures Cheney
The comments were necessitated after the Wyoming Republican Party censured the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The formal censure by state party leaders called on Cheney to resign her post immediately. In addition, the party asked Cheney to pay back the donations she received from the state GOP.
Cheney One of 10 Republican Dissenters
Cheney was not the only Republican representative to vote to impeach Trump. The vote to impeach was called following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol with 10 Republicans ruling in favor. Despite breaking with the majority of her party, Cheney was able to easily hold on to her committee positions and did not lose her position in the House.
She also has refused to apologize to her party for voting in favor of impeachment. Instead, she asserts that she will not “bend to partisanship” as she considers the implications of the riots at the Capitol.
The decision to impeach Trump has caused a rift among party members.
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz has been vocal in stating that Cheney does not speak for him. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also informed Cheney that fellow House Republicans wanted her to apologize for drawing this line in the sand regarding Trump.