By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney used a Twitter post to welcome the new administration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday, one week after voting to impeach former President Donald Trump.
“President Biden and Vice President Harris have the prayers and hope of the entire nation with them as they take office today,” Cheney wrote in a tweet on Wednesday morning shortly before Biden took the oath of office.
Her comments quickly followed those of colleague U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, who encouraged all Wyoming residents to pray for both Biden and the United States.
Like Lummis, Cheney commented on the peaceful transfer of power in her tweet.
“The peaceful transfer of power in this great nation is, as Ronald Reagan said, both miraculous and commonplace,” Cheney wrote.
Cheney has received both praise and criticism in the last week for voting to impeach Trump following the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
She has repeatedly said that her decision to vote for Trump’s impeachment came from her conscience, not her political beliefs.
“There are times when those of us as elected officials are called on to act in a way that does not take politics into consideration,” she previously said. “Dealing with something as serious and as grave as the attack on the Capitol is one of those times.”
Some organizations, such as the Wyoming Gun Owners Association, have accused Cheney of aligning herself with her more liberal colleagues, although she wasn’t the only Republican member of the House of Representatives who voted to impeach the now-former president.
Her vote has also reportedly sparked an attempt among some House Republicans to remove her from her position as House’s Republican Conference chair, the third highest position among House Republicans.