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.
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In a bombshell revelation, new records released by the House Ways & Means Committee expose a labyrinth of email aliases and private addresses used by then-Vice President Joe Biden to communicate with his son Hunter and key business associates, according to metadata obtained from IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler.
Furthermore, according to reports from Fox News, the data, covering the span of nine years from 2010 to 2019, reveals an astonishing 327 exchanges between Biden and his son, notably during Biden’s tenure as vice president.
The majority of these clandestine communications were exclusively with Eric Schwerin, a pivotal figure described as “the architect of the Biden family’s shell companies.” The emails were conducted using aliases such as “robinware456,” “JRBware,” and “RobertLPeters.” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer had previously hinted at the existence of Biden’s email aliases earlier this year.
According to reports, the whistleblowers, still actively employed as IRS investigators, ran a search for Biden’s email aliases in their existing files, revealing the 327 exchanges with Hunter Biden and Schwerin. The metadata access, however, falls short of scrutinizing email content, requiring a search warrant for deeper investigation.
Schwerin, former president of Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca Advisors, has found himself under the spotlight. In a March 2023 meeting with the House Oversight Committee, Schwerin claimed he was unaware of any transactions related to Biden family business in the then-Vice President’s bank account.
This assertion aligns with the White House narrative, pushing back against Republican scrutiny and an impeachment inquiry.
Amidst the rising scrutiny, House Oversight Committee Chairman Comer has subpoenaed Schwerin for a deposition on Nov. 9, indicating a deepening probe into the financial intricacies of the Biden family.
The data also reveals a spike in emails between Biden and Schwerin during the vice president’s travels to Ukraine, a period significantly coinciding with Hunter Biden’s board membership at Burisma Holdings.
The information underscores the increased communication between the two during crucial junctures, raising questions about the nature of their discussions and the potential intersection of official government business with family interests.
Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith, spearheading the impeachment inquiry against President Biden, asserts that the evidence points to Joe Biden’s use of private email accounts with aliases while conducting official duties on international trips.
The broader investigation by Smith, alongside House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman Comer, delves into foreign money received by the Biden family and whether President Biden was involved in their foreign business dealings.
As the House intensifies its scrutiny, Hunter Biden’s scheduled deposition on Dec. 13 promises further revelations, with House Republicans pledging transparency by releasing the transcript and advocating for a public hearing. The saga of Biden’s emails unfolds against a backdrop of denial from the White House and Justice Department officials, creating a complex narrative.
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