*LIZ CHENEY: I WILL VOTE TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT*
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
Cheney is the No. 3 House Republican and the daughter of the former Vice President.
Cheney’s statement is straight 🔥🔥🔥
I’ve never seen a statement like this, ever. Republican Rep. Liz Cheney’s j’accuse blames Trump for inciting a mob and then, after the riot started, not intervening immediately to end it.

“There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States...” !!!
Cheney’s statement reminds me of Susan Collins op-ed in this regard: Collins noted she called WH contacts and others did too, and Trump still refused to tell people to *leave the building* while the riot was going on and they were huddled for safety and enraged.

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13 Jan
So far 82 Republicans against impeachment and 4 for.
If that ratio holds up you'd be right around 8 GOP votes for.

Not expecting any Democrats to oppose.
149-7 among Rs against
Read 4 tweets
13 Jan
Liz Cheney did a really hard thing today.
You don't see that very often in politics.
Most of the time, most votes follow the path of least resistance in a party. And then, every once in a while...
She wasn't the only one, or even the first — Katko was the first and if you stay up later tonight, we'll have more on that. But when you are Republican Conference Chair — a position Mike Pence once held that can lead to speakerships and maybe presidencies, this was a big deal.
This is the WaPo obit of Larry Hogan Sr., father of the Maryland governor. The first sentence: He was the first Republican on the House Judiciary Committee to back impeaching Richard Nixon.
washingtonpost.com/national/lawre…
Read 6 tweets
13 Jan
223-205.

House votes to urge Pence/Cabinet to remove Trump under the 25th Amendment.

Pence has already said no.

Next up: Trump gets impeached for a 2nd time tomorrow.
Unlike last time, Trump will face a bipartisan vote charging him with inciting the insurrection at the Capitol.
Five House Republicans have publicly signed on to impeachment
Read 4 tweets
12 Jan
Congressional Republicans *publicly* backing impeachment:

LIZ CHENEY - No. 3 House Republican
John Katko

That's, well, I think that's the whole list right now?
Kinzinger called for removal via the 25th but have not seen him saying "I will vote to impeach" ?
Read 6 tweets
11 Jan
Read Susan Collins’ first-hand account of the insurrection and what she thinks about Trump here: bangordailynews.com/2021/01/11/opi…
One thing that royally angered senators was Trump’s delay in asking the violent mob ***to leave the building*** even as they were under threat and evacuated

Here’s Susan Collins —>
Susan Collins won’t say how she’ll vote on impeachment.

BUT she charges Trump here with 1) inciting a mob intent on disrupting democracy & 2) refusing a request from senators to immediately call on the mob to leave.

I think 2) might be crucial to how some senators vote.
Read 7 tweets
11 Jan
NEW: Rep. ALEXANDER X. MOONEY blocks HOYER unanimous consent request for the House resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.

Vote could happen tomorrow.
Fun fact: Mooney is a former Maryland state senator — I covered him in Annapolis — & a former driver for former Representative Roscoe Bartlett & was a longtime reader of Roll Call. He's now a West Virginia Rep.
Hoyer, you may know, was a former president of the Maryland State Senate. *1975-1978.*

He was in his 30s!
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