Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is calling for the ousting of House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) from leadership after she pledged to vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week’s riot at the Capitol.
Jordan, a founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of Trump’s top defenders in the House, joined other GOP allies of Trump in calling for Cheney to step down from the role.
“The conference ought to vote on that,” Jordan told reporters, according to the Capitol Hill reporter pool. “We ought to have a second vote.”
Jordan’s comments echo those of Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MO) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-AZ).
“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,” Rosendale said in a statement Tuesday. “She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead. She must step down as conference chair.”
“She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead. She must step down as Conference Chair,” Biggs told Fox News host Shannon Bream. “I don’t think she should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore. The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals.”
“The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals,” he said.