Republican Rep. Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach President Trump.
The Wyoming congresswoman, the No. 3 Republican in the House, said in a statement Tuesday that Trump “summoned” the mob that attacked the Capitol last week, “assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” She added: “Everything that followed was his doing.”
She also noted that Trump could have immediately intervened to stop his supporters, but 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,” she said.
Cheney is a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served with President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009.
Trump himself has taken no responsibility for his role in inciting the attackers.
New York Rep. John Katko was the first Republican to say he’d vote to impeach Trump.
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger has become the third Republican member of Congress to call for impeachment.
Kinzinger said in a statement Tuesday that Trump is responsible for whipping up “an angry mob” that stormed the Capitol last week, leaving five dead. He said “there is no doubt” in his mind that Trump “broke his oath of office and incited this insurrection.”
The House is set to start impeachment proceedings against Trump on Wednesday.