Democrats have "abused their power" in their push to impeach President Donald Trump and are damaging the Constitution and the republic of the United States, Rep. Liz Cheney said Wednesday morning in the hours before the House was to vote on two articles of impeachment.
"It's a sad day," the Wyoming Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "It's a tragic day."
Democrats, she added, "have absolutely stacked the deck in this entire process. They have abused their power. They have abused the rules. They have abused the law."
Cheney said Democrats have conducted the impeachment process in secret, but despite it all have "absolutely failed to prove their case."
As a result, there are articles of impeachment being brought to the floor, even though the Consitution does not say that if "you don't like the president, if you disagree with his policies, that you can impeach him," said Cheney.
In addition, it is "hugely significant" that Trump's impeachment is being done along party lines, said Cheney, pointing out that even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against proceeding with impeachment unless it's done on a bipartisan vote and the evidence is overwhelming.
"Every single leading Democrat" has called for Trump's impeachment, even before he was sworn in, said Cheney.
Meanwhile, Cheney said she'll be making an announcement at the beginning of the year about whether she plans to run for the Senate.
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