Barely two hours after House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney made headlines Tuesday night by announcing her support for impeaching President Donald Trump, a freshman House member promptly called on the Wyoming lawmaker to resign her leadership position.
"When Rep. 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," read a terse statement issued by Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale.
The freshman Republican charged that Cheney, No. 3 in the House GOP hierarchy, "is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead."
"She must step down as Conference Chair," the Montanan concluded.
House observers believe that Rosendale was speaking for his roughly 40 fellow House Republican freshmen, most of whom are strongly pro-Trump.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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