Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Pushed back against his colleague to Republican Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, Wednesday after Congressman defended rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., The highest-ranking woman in the House, for her vote to accuse President Trump.
“With all due respect to Rep. Crenshaw, this is a minority image within the minority party,” Gaetz tweeted to Crenshaw.
Crenshaw previously said Cheney had a “hell more backbone than most” and called her a “principled leader.”
Cheney and nine other House Republicans voted with Democrats to accuse Trump on Wednesday of “inciting rebellion” after a crowd of his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Bidens election college win over the president.
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Cheney, the senior member of the GOP House who has voted in favor of the indictment, has faced calls from a handful of Republican colleagues to step down from her leadership position during the vote.
The Wyoming congresswoman, who wrote Tuesday “There has never been a major betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” rejected the resignation calls.
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“I’m not going anywhere,” she told a reporter. “This is a voice of conscience. It is one where there are different views on our conference.”
Employees at Gaetz and Crenshaw did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News.
Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.