hile zero Republicans voted to impeach Trump last year, 10 crossed the aisle in the Jan. 13 vote.
Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), Tom Rice (R-S.C.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), and Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) voted to impeach Trump.
Cheney was the most high-profile vote. She’s the No. 3 Republican in the House, and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The Wyoming Republican Party said its phone was ringing nonstop while its email inbox was filling up and its website was seeing a deluge of traffic.
“The consensus is clear that those who are reaching out to the Party vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney’s decision and actions,” the party said in a statement.
Wyoming voted for Trump in 2020. He won 70 percent of the vote.
“Representative Cheney is in Washington, D.C. to represent Wyoming’s interest, not the interest of the beltway elites. President Trump did not incite anyone to riot. Read the transcript of what he said and watch the video,” the Wyoming GOP said, listing two examples of comments it received from voters.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday rebuffed calls to remove Cheney from her leadership position and Cheney’s spokesman sent an emailed statement of her saying, “I’m not going anywhere.”
“This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference. But our nation is facing an unprecedented, since the civil war, constitutional crisis. That’s what we need to be focu….