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Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney Says She Will Vote to Impeach Trump Over Capitol Riot

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said Tuesday that she would vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week.

“What we know now is enough. 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,” Cheney wrote 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. I will vote to impeach the President.”

Cheney is the second House Republican to vow to follow Democrats in impeaching Trump after Rep. John Katko (R-NY) said he would earlier Tuesday. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has said he supports impeachment but has not clarified if he will vote for it. Over 200 House Democrats have committed to voting in favor of removing Trump from office and barring him from running for federal office again. If articles of impeachment pass in the House, the matter will move to the Senate for a trial and a vote.

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