DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has been under fire by the Republican Party members for her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump last month. Last night House Republicans held a vote on whether to retain Cheney as GOP Conference Chair, the number three leadership spot in the House Republican Caucus.
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting in favor of an article of impeachment. The vote was supposed to be a vote of conscience, but some within the House Republican caucus wanted to strip Cheney of her leadership role because of her vote.
In a secret ballot on Wednesday night, House Republicans voted 145 to 61 to retain Cheney in her leadership position.
How did Iowa’s House Republican members vote?
U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, who represents Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, publicly tweeted that she voted to support Cheney.
“I supported @Liz_Cheney for Conference Chair and am glad she got a vote of confidence tonight,” she tweeted. She also agreed with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chair of the House Freedom Caucus who voted against Cheney, that House Republicans have to be united to stop the “radical agenda” that House Democrats are pursuing.
I supported @Liz_Cheney for Conference Chair and am glad she got a vote of confidence tonight.
That said, I’m with Congressman Jordan – we HAVE to be united to take back the Majority to stop the radical agenda Democrats are pursuing.
— Ashley Hinson (@hinsonashley) February 4, 2021
U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who represents Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, also voted in favor of Cheney, her office confirmed for The Iowa Torch on Thursday morning.
The Iowa Torch has reached out multiple times to U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra’s office since Wednesday night to inquire how the freshman congressman who represents Iowa’s 4th Congressional District voted but has not received a response at the time of publication. We will update the article if we do hear back.