Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanGOP's embrace of Trump's false claims creates new perils Jan. 6 committee issues latest round of subpoenas for rally organizers House Republican calls on Biden to have plan to counter drug trade in Afghanistan MORE (R-Ohio) is calling on House Republican Conference Chair Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyJan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Biden, Democrats dig into legislative specifics Trump sues Jan. 6 panel to block records MORE (Wyo.) to be removed from leadership for announcing her plans to vote to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE for inciting last week's riot at the Capitol.
Jordan, a founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of Trump’s top defenders in the House, joined other GOP allies of Trump in calling for Cheney to step down from the role.
“We ought to have a second vote,” Jordan told reporters, according to the Capitol Hill reporter pool. "The conference ought to vote on that."
A group of conservatives have begun circulating a petition calling for Cheney to be ousted from House leadership.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyFixing Congress requires fixing how it legislates Schiff: McCarthy 'will do whatever Trump tells him' if GOP wins back House House GOP campaign arm raises .8 million in third quarter MORE (R-Calif.) would not comment when asked multiple times on his thoughts on the matter or whether he would back the effort.
Jordan’s comments echo those of Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.).
“When Representative Cheney came out for impeachment today, she failed to consult with the Conference, failed to abide by the spirit of the rules of the Republican Conference, and ignored the preferences of Republican voters," Rosendale said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
Biggs told Fox News that he didn't think Cheney "should be the chair of the Republican conference anymore."
"The reality is she’s not representing the conference; she’s not representing the Republican ideals," he said.
Cheney announced Tuesday that she planned to vote in favor of impeachment, arguing the president failed to uphold his oath to the Constitution and misled his supporters with his rhetoric repeatedly claiming the election was "stolen" and calling on his supporters to march to the Capitol.
“None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she said in a statement on Tuesday.
Five people died amid the riot last week, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was struck by a fire extinguisher while working to stop rioters from entering the building.
Updated: 1:40 p.m.