House representatives under fire from opposite ends of divided post-Trump party

10.29am GMT

While the names in the frame may be Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney, it is their drastically different loyalties to Donald Trump that make them the focus this week for the schism in the Republican party.

Barbara Sprunt and Claudia Grisales write for NPR that it is “a stark reminder of Trump’s continual hold on his party” even after the ransack of the US Capitol by his supporters.

Rep. Cheney, said in a statement ahead of the impeachment vote: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

But backlash against her was swift, with many in her party calling for her removal from leadership. Trump loyalistRep. Matt Gaetz, even went to Cheney’s home state and urged her constituents to vote her out.

10.18am GMT

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