Matt Gaetz pushes back on Crenshaw over Cheney impeachment vote defense

Matt Gaetz pushes back on Crenshaw over Cheney impeachment vote defense

Rep.

Matt
Gaetz,
R-Fla.,
pushed
back
against
fellow
Republican
Rep.

Dan
Crenshaw,
R-Texas,
Wednesday
after
the
congressman
defended
Rep.

Liz
Cheney,
R-Wyo.,
the
highest-ranking
woman
in
the
house,
for
her
vote
to
impeach

President
Trump.

“With
all
due
respect
to
Rep.
Crenshaw,
this
is
a
minority
view
within
the
minority
party,”
Gaetz
tweeted
to
Crenshaw.

Crenshaw
said
earlier
that
Cheney
had
a
“hell
of
a
lot
more
backbone
than
most”
and
called
her
a
“principled
leader.”

Cheney
and
nine other
House
Republicans
voted
along
with
Democrats
to
impeach
Trump
Wednesday
for
“incitement
of
insurrection”
after
a
mob
of
his
supporters stormed
the
Capitol on
Jan.
6
in
an
unsuccessful
attempt
to
stop
the
certification
of
President-elect Joe
Biden’s
electoral
college
win
over
the
president.


LIZ
CHENEY
FACES
BACKLASH
FROM
SOME
GOP
LAWMAKERS
AFTER
BACKING
TRUMP
IMPEACHMENT

(L-R) Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz, Liz Cheney and Dan Crenshaw

(L-R)
Republican
Reps.
Matt
Gaetz,
Liz
Cheney
and
Dan
Crenshaw

(AP/Fox
News)


CRENSHAW
HAS
CHENEY’S
BACK
AFTER
CALLS
FOR
HER
OUSTER
FROM
HOUSE
GOP
LEADERSHIP
POSITION 

Cheney, the
highest-ranking
GOP
House
member
to
vote
for
impeachment,
has
faced
calls
from
a
handful
of
Republican
colleagues
for
her
to
resign
from
her
leadership
position
over
the
vote.

The
Wyoming
congresswoman,
who
wrote
Tuesday
“There
has
never
been
a
greater
betrayal
by
a
president
of
the
United
States
of
his
office
and
his
oath
to
the
Constitution,”
rebuffed
the
resignation
calls.


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“I’m
not
going
anywhere,”
she
told
a
reporter.
“This
is
a
vote
of
conscience.
It’s
one
where
there
are
different
views
in
our
conference.”

Staffers
for
Gaetz
and
Crenshaw
did
not
immediately
respond
to
an
email
from
Fox
News.


Fox
News’
Edmund
DeMarche
contributed
to
this
report.

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