Liz Cheney recently received a rude awakening when the Wyoming GOP Central Committee decided to no longer recognize her as a member of the state’s Republican Party.
Over the weekend, the state Republican Party voted 31-29 to no longer recognize the state’s only representative as a member of the party. The state party’s decision to no longer recognize Cheney is symbolic, and it will not impact her power in Washington, D.C.
The statewide vote emerges after numerous counties voted in favor of no longer recognizing Cheney. Some counties passed the decision with full agreement amongst voters, or unanimously, according to Joey Correnti, who serves as Chairman of the Carbon County GOP.
Cheney, who is the daughter of previous Vice President Dick Cheney, angered several Republicans due to her vote in favor of impeaching Donald Trump for the events of January 6. She has also angered several conservatives through her repeated criticisms of Trump’s actions and words as they relate to the events of January 6.
According to the resolution, Cheney voted in favor of impeachment “without any quantifiable evidence of High Crimes or Misdemeanors.” In addition, “no quantifiable and or undisputed evidence” has surfaced in the time since Trump’s impeachment “to defend [Cheney’s] questionable decision.”
In response to the vote held over the weekend, Cheney’s office asserted that the resolution was “laughable.”
In remarks to the Casper-Star Tribune, a Cheney spokesman proclaimed that it was “laughable” to consider Cheney “anything but a committed conservative Republican.”
“She is bound by her oath to the Constitution,” the spokesman declared
Cheney’s spokesman continued onwards to remark that “a portion of the Wyoming GOP leadership had abandoned that fundamental principle” in reference to constitutional allegiance.
“[The Wyoming GOP Central Committee] allowed themselves to be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational man,” the spokesman concluded.
Cheney faces reelection in the 2022 midterms, and Trump has already endorsed Harriet Hageman, a previous Wyoming gubernatorial candidate, to unseat her.