US Congresswoman Liz Cheney became the third highest-ranking leader in the House of Republican party to say that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. This announcement made Cheney the highest-ranking official from President Trump’s party to support his removal. The US House of Representatives is set to vote on Trump's impeachment on January 13, in light of the Capitol Hill attack.
In her statement, Cheney accused Trump of mobilising the mob that attacked Capitol Hill last week. “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President." She further added, "The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not," according to CNN.
According to Cheney, there has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and oath to the Constitution. "I will vote to impeach the President," she added.
Who is Liz Cheney?
Liz Cheney is an attorney and politician, currently serving as the representative of Wyoming’s congressional district. She is the daughter of former US Vice President Dick Cheney. Her mother Lynne Cheney is an author and former talk-show host. Liz Cheney is married to attorney Phillip Perry, with whom she has five children.
Cheney is the only member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming. She was first elected in 2016 and has since then represented the district in the House of Representatives. Her official website describes her as a conservationist who is “pursuing conservative solutions to help create jobs, cut taxes and regulation, expand America’s energy, mining and agricultural industries and restoring America’s strength and power in the world.”
Cheney also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and Natural Resources Committee. In November 2018, she was elected by her colleagues as the Chair of the House Republican Conference, making her the third highest-ranking Republican in the house of representatives. She is also a member of the International Advisor’s Board at the University of Wyoming.
Before the elections, Cheney served at the State Department as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East. As an attorney, she pursued her career in law and practiced at White & Case and the International Finance Corporation. She specialises in the field of National security and foreign policy. In her diverse career, Cheney has also worked as a Fox News analyst and co-authored a book with her father, titled Exceptional: Why The World Needs a Powerful America, as reported by her official campaign site.
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