Pelosi says Trump ‘must go’ as debate starts

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the third-ranking House Republican, told reporters Wednesday she would not give up her position in party leadership despite calls from some House Republicans to step down after she said she would vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Cheney said she was “not going anywhere.”

“This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference. But our nation is facing an unprecedented, since the Civil War, constitutional crisis. That’s what we need to be focused on. That’s where our efforts and attention need to be,” she said.

In a blistering statement released Tuesday, Cheney laid blame for the riot at the Capitol Jan. 6 at Trump’s feet, saying there had “never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

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