Washington, January 13, 2021
The recent riots at the Capitol have created major shifts within the Republican Party over the support of the President. A majority are holding him responsible for instigation of the attacks. The House vote on Wednesday, today, will decide the fate of Trump’s impeachment.
The aftermath of the Capitol riots has left a massive wave of anti-Trump sentiments. The anarchy that was unleashed a week back has left five dead, thousands injured, and massive destruction to property too. This has also resulted in major rifts with the Republican Party with some for him and the others against him.
In December 2019 all House Republicans had supported Trump when the House Democrats had impeached him. The charge against him then was an abuse of power in his Ukraine dealings.
In a significant announcement on Tuesday, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said that she would vote for Trump’s impeachment. She is the third most senior Republican in the House. This paves the way for at least a few more in the GOP to join her. It was learned that two other lawmakers have decided to vote for the impeachment of Trump.
In a strong statement issued by her, Chaney mentioned that in the weeks ahead it would be very clear as to how things were shaping up regarding the entire incident at The Capitol. She said that currently, Trump’s role was very evident in inciting the mob. She added vehemently, that the President had betrayed his office and the oath that he had taken. Such an incident was unprecedented in history.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was happy with Chaney’s reaction and decision. Chaney’s decision throws light on the fact that the Republicans are now not as united in Trump’s favor. A majority of lawmakers hold Trump responsible for inciting the violence on The Capitol building and believe that he is a threat to democracy.