Rep. Roy Rejects Calls to Remove Chairwoman Cheney from House GOP Leadership

January 13, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Chip Roy issued the following statement Wednesday evening:

It has come to my attention that a number of my colleagues are circulating calls for Liz Cheney to step down from, or to be removed as, Chair of the Republican Conference for her position in support of impeachment of the President. I reject this call, and offer my support.

While we reached a different conclusion on the vote regarding impeachment, as we have on other matters, Liz came to her conclusion based on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the President’s actions leading to the events that occurred on January 6th, 2021. Liz viewed the articles as the sole vote in front of us, and that we did not get the chance to edit them. I viewed them as flawed in their structure because the focus on incitement is dangerous as constructed. But, one thing is clear: there can be little debate that, among other things, the President’s pressure exerted on Vice President Pence to violate his oath, and the false hope it sent to emotionally charged supporters, was wrong, troubling, and impeachable.

Liz should be commended, not condemned, for standing up in defense of the Constitution and standing true to her beliefs.