Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney

In this Dec. 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Cheney said today that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting violence last week in the U.S. Capitol.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a Teton County resident and a leader of GOP messaging in the House as its third-ranking Republican, will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. 

She announced her decision today in response to last week's violence at the U.S. Capitol, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the federal building, damaging the halls of the U.S. Congress, sending lawmakers into hiding as they met to certify the President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college win. There were at least five deaths, including that of a Capitol police officer.

"What we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack," Cheney said in a statement. "There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution."

The U.S. House is expected to vote on the impeachment on Wednesday. Read Cheney's full statement below and pick up a copy of the News&Guide tomorrow for more.

"On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic.

"Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.

"I will vote to impeach the President."

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Teton County Reporter

Previously the Scene editor, Billy Arnold made the switch to the county beat where he's interested in exploring Teton County as a model for the rest of the West. When he can, he still writes about art, music and whatever else suits his fancy.

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