Ten Republican House members voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the deadly riot at the Capitol.
The GOP votes were in sharp contrast to the unanimous support for Trump among House Republicans when he was impeached by Democrats in December 2019.
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, led the GOP opposition to Trump, saying in a statement, “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
Cheney, whose father, Dick Cheney, served as vice president under George W. Bush, has been more critical of Trump than other GOP leaders, but her announcement hours before Wednesday’s vote nonetheless shook Congress.
Trump “summoned” the mob that stormed the Capitol and “lit the flame of this attack,” Cheney said, adding, “Everything that followed was his doing.”