Rosendale calls for Cheney demotion, opposes Trump's 2nd impeachment

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Montana’s lone representative to the U.S. House, Matt Rosendale, remained on point Wednesday in the attempt to remove Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership for supporting Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Rosendale, seated in Congress just last week, initially called for Cheney’s resignation in a late Tuesday tweet saying that Cheney had backed the president’s impeachment without notifying Republicans in advance. Cheney, chairwoman of the Republican Conference, is the third-ranking member in the House.

“She is weakening our conference at a key moment for personal political gain and is unfit to lead. She must step down as conference chair,” Rosendale tweeted Tuesday evening.

Cheney and nine other Republicans voted with Democrats to impeach Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection. It was the second time Trump has been impeached and the first time Republicans joined the cause.

In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Cheney was among several House Republicans who announced they would vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

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Announcing her decision Tuesday afternoon,

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