Montana Republican Freshman Rep. Matt Rosendale demanded House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney step down from leadership after the Wyoming congresswoman endorsed President Donald Trump’s impeachment Tuesday.
Rosendale, who served as state auditor until being sworn into the House this month, said in a statement that Cheney came out in favor of impeachment without consulting the Republican caucus.
“When Representative Cheney came out in favor of impeachment today, she failed to consult with the Conference, failed to abide by the spirit of the rules of the Republican Conference, and ignored the preferences of Republican voters,” Rosendale said in a statement. “She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead. She must step down as Conference Chair.”
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— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) January 13, 2021
Cheney has only been in Congress since her election in 2016, leaping to the coveted position