US Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday that she won’t resign from Congress — or give up her Republican leadership position — following her censure by the GOP in her home state of Wyoming for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump.
“Look I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our most important duty is to the Constitution,” Cheney told Fox News Sunday.
“And as I’ve explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across the state, voters all across the state, the oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment, and it doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure, it’s the most important oath that we take.”
The Wyoming Republican Party on Saturday called on Cheney, the third-highest ranking Republican in the House, to step down over her vote to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting the deadly, Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol by his supporters.
During a speech shortly before the riot, Trump spoke at a rally where he urged the removal of lawmakers who “aren’t any good, the Liz Cheneys of the world.”
Only eight of the state GOP’s 74-member central committed opposed the censure resolution, which asserted that Trump was impeached without “formal hearing or due process.”
Trump’s impeachment trial in the US Senate — which will be his second — is set to begin Tuesday.