Newly-elected Congressman Bob Good (VA) spent his time on the floor today defending President Trump and afterwards, released a statement calling for Liz Cheney (R-WY), who voted “yes” on impeachment as we reported earlier and is the third highest-ranking Republican in the House, to step down from her leadership position.
Good was given one minute to speak and shared the video in a tweet where he said, “Impeaching the president will further deepen the division within our nation as we try to move forward with a peaceful transition of power.”
Impeaching the president will further deepen the division within our nation as we try to move forward with a peaceful transition of power. pic.twitter.com/xlHDCFKgAX— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) January 13, 2021
Good tweeted a statement rebuking Cheney and in the tweet, he said, “The House Republican Conference Chair’s decision to impeach the president does not represent the majority of our conference.”
“It has served as a Democrat talking point to be used against our party during this impeachment debate,” he added.
In the statement, Good began, “Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the Republican Conference Chair advocating for the impeachment of the leader of the Republican party, while not communicating her intentions with conference members before the media, weakens our party at a critical time while we are in the minority.”
“Her decision to impeach the president does not represent the majority of our conference. It has only served to become a Democrat talking point to be used against our party during this impeachment debate,” Good continued in the statement.
Good concluded the statement by noting that, “Leadership is a privilege, and carries great responsibility. I believe that privilege has been violated, and I am calling for her to step down as Republican Conference Chair.”
The House Republican Conference Chair’s decision to impeach the president does not represent the majority of our conference. It has served as a Democrat talking point to be used against our party during this impeachment debate.— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) January 13, 2021
My full statement ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Dot82ekal6
Other Republicans in the House also called for her to step down, including Jim Jordan (R-OH), who was quoted as having said, “I think she’s totally wrong. I think there should be a conference and have a second vote on that.”
According to Breitbart, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) were among the others who also called for her ouster.
Rosendale said in a statement yesterday, “When Representative Cheney came out for 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.”
Greene said in an early morning tweet today, “I’m calling for @RepLizCheney to step down as Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference. She doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump. She is not connected to the base and is voting for a hurtful lie.”
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