GILLETTE (WNE) — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, the third-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, has said she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

She cited last week’s deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol and Trump’s role in inciting the insurgency as prompting her to want to hold the president accountable, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release.

“On Jan. 6, 2021, a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes,” Cheney said in the statement. “This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space of our Republic.”

She said that while there are investigations underway to determine just what happened and how it happened, “what we know now is enough” to warrant impeachment.

“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” Cheney said. “Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President.”

She also noted Trump’s failure to do all he could to quell the riot after it began.

“The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not,” Cheney said. “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

She concluded by saying  “I will vote to impeach the President.”

 

Jackson task force works on police/community relationships

JACKSON (WNE) — In its third meeting, a task force examining local law enforcement’s relationship with the community and social services heard from a consultant who has led similar initiatives across the country.

Jake Jacobs, president of The Illumination Project, gave an hour-long presentation Monday morning that highlighted work he’s done in Charleston, S.C. and Louisville, Ky.

“Our organization has worked in several communities around the country on this issue and the opportunity of further strengthening police/citizen relationships,” Jacobs told the committee in a Zoom meeting.

The idea for the committee came up over the summer after the Teton County Board of County Commissioners heard public comment from residents who advocated taking money from law enforcement budgets and allocating it to human services — advocacy efforts often labeled as defunding the police.

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barbed wire bliss

Thank you, Ms Cheney, for the courage to stand up for the truth. You are very much appreciated by the good citizens of Wyoming.

DeweyV

Whooduhthunkit that Liz Cheney of all people would reveal that 95 percent of the House Republicans in Congress are wearing no clothes while they are out walking their dogma...

Wyoreminant

I support Liz Cheney. She is one of few Republicans left who seem to have constitutional principles and integrity. There used to be an intellectual foundation within the Republican Party. People like William Buckley Jr. and Charles Krauthammer. Today knowledgeable people with character are almost non-existent in the party. It has been possessed by conspiracy theorists and cult-like adherence to personalities. The latest push by many in the GOP to overturn States rights in choosing electors has shown that the majority of leadership in the party are either too dense to understand Constitutional authority or to dishonest and self-serving to adhere to the principle.

SLLCJ

I wholeheartedly agree. I’m deeply concerned about the direction of the Republican Party. Good job Liz Cheney for showing integrity and not taking the easy road.

Freecitizen

There really is no conspiracy theory. A number of states broke their own laws and made up new election laws as they went. The Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme court was LIVID that the court would not hear the case, as their vote was 4-3 not to hear it. Not 5-2, not 6-1...4 voting to not hear it and 3 voting to hear it. Chief Justices of Supreme Courts are not usually known for their desire to promote conspiracies, and based on his writings on the issue it is certain he didn't believe in a "theory", he believed his lying eyes and saw Elections officials at all levels make up new laws contrary to Legislation-passed laws. Wisconsin is not the only state to have done such, but is the only state which had a Jurist with the cojones to see it and call it for what it was. As for overturning the electors, many in the GOP stood to object to their vote and requested a 10 day audit of the election results. HORRORS!! You know, the same exact request the Democrats did for the preceeding elections where they were the losers. There is plenty of precidence for this sort of thing. We're all free to form our own opinions, but facts are facts, and they are by golly stubborn things.

wapiti1

Now that Trump has been impeached twice, one police officer wounded, hundreds injured, thousands and thousands of dollars of damage from the deranged thugs that destroyed the capital, she stood up for what was right, This is right or wrong and this was wrong. (The FBI coming for all the unhinged thugs), this isn't about Liz Cheney, this is about a President that incited violence against all those in our Capital. This is in the history books now, the Trump parade is over.

Freecitizen

I don't condone or approve of what happened, but by violence, do mean the assault which was well underway prior to Trumps "inflamatory" (Media-speak) remarks? Surely, when the FBI reports that they had gathered information and communications for several days, among groups indicating that this was to be a staged and planned attack by people who happened to bring climbing gear, crowbars and sledgehammers, you don't really think it was a group of people who suddenly went nuts at the Trump speach? You do realize that the Capital is quite aways away from where Trump spoke, right? Whether or not they were Trump supporters, and I'm sure there were some or many, (every group has their nuts) they were not incited by our President; they arrived loaded for bear. Do facts matter to you?

wyobill

The problem here is that congress is the problem not the people who are unhappy, but no god forbid they take responsibility form their lack of action for the people. Both parties and all members are guilty. Yea I know my rep is good? Well they see all the corruption and wrong things going on and don't say a darn thing about it. Our delegation is as bad as the rest and stop kidding yourselves.

okthen

Good for her!

Whatsup

Put a fork in her she's done

Wapiti 1

I am no fan of Dick Cheney, but Liz Cheney just showed everyone what true character looks like. It shouldn't take an act of courage to denounce, and to vote to impeach, a president who incites not just a riot, but an insurrection. Come on people -- police officers were being beaten on the steps of the US Capitol with US flag poles; one officer was beaten to death in the capitol building; insurrectionists were calling for the hanging of the VP. All of them were angry due to a continuous stream of lies and were then encouraged to charge the capitol building. Thank you Liz Cheney for standing up to this!

Freecitizen

I would agree wholeheartedly with you if there was one shred of evidence that President Trump had any culpability. Unfortunately for the perenial Trump-haters, the fact is, that the previously planned assault (Source US Intelligence) was well underway PRIOR to the meat and potatoes of Trump's speach. A speach which he called for PEACEFUL protest. A speach that was given a full 2 miles away from the Capital. Your timeline is wrong, your premis is flawed, and your ire is misdirected. This indicates to me that unfortunately like most Trump-haters, you cannot break from the Media discourse and have never asked youself "is the news I'm being told, actually the truth?"

hoss403

I am a Republican and this is one of many reasons why I didn't vote for this pathetic coward. Anyone with that last name should never be elected to Congress. She has once again refused to represent her constituents. Wake up Wyoming.

Devildog307

Spot on! I’m sure there are a few 3rd party candidates in Wyoming that are way better than that neo-con jr.

Disgusted taxpayer

"I am a Republican..."...what do you want ...a medal...or a chest to pin it on? Where was all this hooie when her pops was in office? Some refuse to see the forest for the trees.

CSense

For the record I'm no fan of the Cheneys, but cowardice in my opinion is falling in with the safe party line. Credit where credit is due, she took an unpopular stand in her own party. She'll probably get primaried for it and risks losing her position. It takes some guts to step outside of the herd and Wyomingites, of all people, can appreciate someone acting of their own accord and not just following the rest of the Washington lemmings. Respect.

okthen

So hoss, why don't YOU run for the lone Congressional seat?

Bob In Park County

This shows how dysfunctional and vindictive our National Government has become. A meaningless vote and our single State Representative joins in rather then staying above the meaningless fray. We need new representation that isn’t part of some “royal lineage” or a political insider.

Disgusted taxpayer

It sure has been dysfunctional the last 4 years.

Devildog307

It’s been a lot longer than that.

Hollie

Well so far it's been a dysfunctional 1st day!

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