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Some Republicans, who have separated from the GOP in favor of a historic second impeachment solution for President Trump, are facing fervor from Republicans in Their area for how to vote
More than a year ago, Republicans in the House all voted against the president’s first impeachment. On Wednesday, 10 GOP members joined all Democrats to impeach Trump, some of whom were sole representatives from the state delegation, for voting that way.
Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), John Katko (NY), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Peter Meijer (Mich.), Dan Newhouse (Wash.), Tom. Rice (SC), Fred Upton (Mich.) And David Valadao (Calif.) Voted to sue.
Choosing to separate from the party’s majority comes with the risk that those members could face political damage for their vote and lose all support from the Republicans of State in the next election
Cheney, No. 3, in the Republican leader as chair of the GOP convention, is being thwarted by the Wyoming Republicans and her congressmen.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus submitted a petition Wednesday to force a vote on the resolution demanding Cheney resign from her office. The resolution identified Cheney’s stance “to discredit the meeting and create discord”.
The Wyoming GOP released a lengthy statement earlier Thursday by Cheney. The party claimed to have received strong comments from members. “Our phones don’t stop ringing, our emails are all over the place, and our website gets more traffic than before.”
Those comments accused Cheney of aligning himself with “Horizontal elite” and “with the left”
The organization said “We, as Parties, respect our elected officials and regard them to respect and represent them. We have received a loud and clear message that what happened yesterday was a real parody for Wyoming and the country. “
Cheney said her vote to impeach was a conscience.
She said, “The president was able to intervene to stop the violence immediately and seriously, he couldn’t. There was never a betrayal of the President of the United States at his office and an oath to the Constitution.”
New York, SC Weigh
Katko and Rice have been hit by the state’s conservatives. However, so far, those organizations have not commented on whether they will continue to support lawmakers until their terms are over.
New York State Conservatives said the organization was “very disappointed” in Katko’s vote in favor of the prosecution.
The organization said “We assume his actions are ignorant, it will do nothing to end the national schism and tend to aggravate further.”
The Conservatives were very disappointed with Con, John Katko’s intent in the vote, in favor of the impeachment. We assume that his actions are ignorant. It will not do anything to end the national schism and it will only aggravate it.
– NYS Conservatives (@cpnys) January 13, 2021
Katko, the first Republican to say he would vote to impeach, said as a former federal prosecutor that he “Must comply with laws and facts”
He said, “Allowing the President of the United States to incite this attack without effect is a direct threat to the future of our democracy, so I can’t sit without action.”
Drew McKissick, President of South Carolina’s GOP, called the lawsuit a “Political stunt” and slammed Rice to vote for approval.
“Democrats are looking for any excuse to eliminate President Trump since he stepped into the Oval Office,” McKissick said in a statement on Wednesday. “We are totally against this scam and to say I am deeply disappointed by Congressman Tom Rice would be an understatement.”
Rice has harshly criticized Trump’s response to the City Hall riots and said his failure to call rioters to visit the wounded or the families of the deceased in the weeks after the blockade. Pushed him to vote to sue.
He said: “I have been supporting this president with a thick and thin profile for four years. I campaigned for him and voted for him twice. But this extreme failure is irreparable. “
The members said critics that their vote on Wednesday came from friends and family as well.
Kinzinger told the Chicago Sun Times that he could lose close ties from the vote to impeach Trump.
He said, “I heard from my friends that I didn’t want to be my friend anymore. I had quite a distant family member signing a petition to denounce me by” quoting “a scripture, and I was part of a” quote “. That demonic army made me feel guilty because I believe we are fighting. You know, there is a lot of misinformation that even the Christian people go astray.