Jim Jordan wants Liz Cheney ousted from House GOP leadership position over Trump impeachment vote
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio is the latest high-profile Republican to say Rep. Liz Cheney needs to leave her Republican leadership position.
Jordan follows Rep. Andy Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, in denouncing Cheney’s decision to vote to impeach President Trump over his role in the Jan. 6 siege of Capitol Hill.
Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced on Tuesday that she would support the House Democrats’ impeachment of Trump on Wednesday.
“I think she’s totally wrong. I think there should be a conference and have a second vote on [her leadership post],” Jordan said.
Jordan confirmed that the majority of Freedom Caucus members felt the same way that he and Biggs did and want to see Cheney step down.
However, according to the House Republican Conference rules, there is no mechanism to remove a leader from his or her position unless that person is expelled from the conference.
Still, Biggs and Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana are circulating a petition among the GOP conference seeking signatures for a letter and resolution calling for Cheney’s resignation as conference chairwoman, a GOP staffer told the Washington Examiner.