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Rep. Gaetz joins demonstrators in Wyoming for anti-Liz Cheney rally

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Hundreds gathered at the Wyoming State Capitol this week to campaign for Republican Rep. Liz Cheney’s removal from office after she said she would join the effort to impeach former President Donald Trump.

Two weeks ago, Cheney declared she would support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment articles against Trump.

Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” following the Capitol riot on January 6.

In a statement earlier this month, Cheney blamed the violence — including the death of five people — on Trump, saying he “summoned,” “assembled” and “lit the flame of this attack.”

Cheney’s Republican colleagues began demanding her removal from House leadership, with support from more than 100 members of the caucus.

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz joined the demonstrators in Wyoming Thursday to demand for Cheney’s removal.

“This is my first time in Wyoming. I’ve been here for about an hour and I feel like I already know the place a lot better than your misguided representative, Liz Cheney,” Gaetz said to the crowd.

Gaetz and other lawmakers have pushed for Cheney to step down from her position as conference chair of the House GOP.

“We are in a battle for the soul of the Republican party, and I intend to win it,” said Gaetz. “You can help me break a corrupt system. You can send a representative who actually represents you, and you can send Liz Cheney home — back home to Washington, DC.”

Throughout his presidency, Trump frequently expressed his contempt for Cheney.

During his Jan. 6 rally, Trump said, “We’ve got to get rid of the weak congresspeople, the ones that aren’t any good, the Liz Cheneys of the world.”

“I see every day the cost of the wars that Liz Cheney has advocated for,” Gaetz said Thursday. “I see it in the tearful goodbyes at airports, the marriages that are destroyed, the parenting that’s interrupted, the drug abuse, the veteran suicide, lost limbs, lost minds, lost lives, lost hope.”

Nearly 56,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking for the “recall” of Cheney.

“Liz Cheney does not speak for the people of Wyoming we have had enough of these swamp people this petition might not do much but maybe it will tell her we will not sit by and take it anymore,” petition organizer Shelley Horn said.

All but five Senate Republicans voted in favor of an effort to dismiss Trump’s second impeachment trial on Tuesday.

The impeachment trial will begin the week of Feb. 8. Conviction would require the support of all Democrats and 17 Republicans, or two-thirds of the Senate.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Uvalde, TX Mayor Calls Beto O’Rourke a ‘Sick Son of a B****’ After he Heckled Gov. Abbott’s Presser

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The vile act of politicizing horrific tragedies such as the Uvalde, Texas elementary school massacre, has been in full force. Democrat Beto O’Rourke “was escorted out of Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference Wednesday after he showed up and heckled the governor in the middle of an update on the elementary school massacre in Uvalde” reports The Blaze.

Beto is a former congressman from El Paso, Texas as well as a Democratic presidential nominee briefly for the 2020  elections. During his time, he campaigned hard on his support for a mandatory gun buyback scheme.

The Blaze reported on Beto’s behavior at Abbott’s press conference:

As Abbott was finishing his remarks to reporters, O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for governor, stood up and began speaking about the need for gun control legislation.

“Excuse me,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said as O’Rourke ignored him and went on about how “the time has come to put a stop” to gun violence. O’Rourke did not have a microphone, and most of his comments were inaudible.

“Sit down!” shouted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as the Democrat kept speaking.

“You’re out of line and an embarrassment!” Patrick told O’Rourke, while others began raising their voices.

“You are doing nothing!” O’Rourke yelled at Abbott as police officers began to march him out of the room.

“You need to get his a** out of here, this isn’t the place to talk this over,” said Uvalde Mayor Don Mclaughlin, calling O’Rourke a “sick son of a b****.”

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