Rep. Liz Cheney is getting lavished with praise by Democrats after she became one of 10 House Republicans who bucked their party and voted to impeach President Trump.
Cheney, daughter of conservative Vice President and Iraq War architect Dick Cheney, was the highest ranking Republican to come out against Trump in the House when she released a statement on the eve of the vote, calling his role in the Capitol riot last week a “betrayal” of the Constitution and the presidential oath of office.
“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,” Cheney of Wyoming said in the statement.
During the debate on the article of impeachment against Trump charging him with “incitement of insurrection,” Democrats name-dropped her 18 times.
Cheney did not speak during the House hearing.
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