Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was interested Thursday in talking backlash in the celebration over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump last week than how congressional Republicans plan to test President Biden's schedule.
Cheney, the House GOP conference chair, told"America's Newsroom" she was confident the caucus will be united moving ahead. She has faced calls to step down from her post after she was one of 10 Republicans that voted to impeach Trump for inciting an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, and she has received a 2022 primary challenger for her at-large House seat in Wyoming.
Cheney has stood with her impeachment vote, stating Trump's rhetoric about with the election stolen led directly into a telescope of his supporters storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 to disrupt certification of the Electoral College. The melee led to five deaths and finally Trump's next impeachment, and Cheney stated there had been a"greater betrayal" with a president into the Constitution and his oath of office.
"I think it's significant that what occurred on January 6th never happen again," she said. "I think that it's also important we come together as a celebration now to proceed, to be certain we are fighting against the sorts of policies which we know the Democrats are going to put forward and that we're putting forward a positive agenda of hope and opportunity for the future allowing people understand what Republicans stand for.
"It doesn't reduce emissions to accomplish this," she said. "It just reduces tasks "