We saw this coming, but it’s nonetheless a stunning development. House Republican Liz Cheney has announced that she’s voting to impeach Donald Trump this week. Not only that, she’s ripping Trump to pieces and directly blaming him for the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Cheney issued this statement: “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.”
This is a big deal for a few reasons. Liz Cheney is a far right conservative, so she’s giving cover to other far right House Republicans to support impeachment. This also puts a ton of pressure on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to do the same, as Cheney is widely believed to be looking oust McCarthy as the House Republican leader.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report