Cheney Will Not Be Attending Wyo GOP Convention Because Eathorne Is “Oath Keeper”

This story first appeared on Cowboy State Daily.

By Leo Wolfson, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will not be attending the Wyoming Republican Convention this weekend because of the party chairman’s alleged ties to a far-right anti-government militia.

A spokesman for Cheney issued a strongly worded statement saying the three-term congresswoman will not be attending the convention because Chairman Frank Eathorne was purported to be a member of the “Oath Keepers.”

“The chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party is a member of the Oath Keepers who was at the Capitol on January 6th and has called for secession, so no, Liz will not be attending,” Jeremy Adler told Cowboy State Daily on Thursday evening.

Adler further noted that many members of the Oath Keepers have been indicted for seditious conspiracy and three have recently pled guilty.

The question of Cheney appearing at the convention was much-discussed on Thursday. Both event organizer Bryan Miller and Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Frank Eathorne said they had received no word on whether Cheney would attend the convention in Sheridan.

“We’re the grassroots and the grassroots isn’t very happy with her right now,” Eathorne told Cowboy State Daily earlier in the day.

Miller, chairman of the Sheridan County Republican Party, did say Cheney will not attend the convention’s congressional delegation dinner on Friday night.

However, Miller said the event will be U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and Gov. Mark Gordon.

Cheney, who is seeking election to a fourth term as Wyoming’s lone member of the U.S. House, appeared at the party’s 2020 convention by video.

However, in November, the Wyoming GOP’s central committee voted to stop recognizing Cheney as a Republican because of her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

She has also been targeted for earning a position on the U.S. House committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the riot and for her frequent criticism of Trump.

Harriet Hageman, one of Cheney’s opponents in the GOP primary for the House, is sponsoring a full breakfast buffet for convention delegates and alternates. The event at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Saturday will feature comments by Hageman.

Another featured speaker at the convention will be James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, who will make two presentations. O’Keefe is an American political activist and undercover documentarian who founded Project Veritas. 

Project Veritas is a controversial conservative activist group that describes itself as investigating and exposing corruption, dishonesty waste and other misconduct in public and private institutions.

Critics accuse Project Veritas of using deceptive video editing techniques to attack mainstream media organizations and left-leaning groups and politicians.

Various convention committees will discuss proposed resolutions, platforms and bylaws for the 2022 convention in meetings on Friday. The actual business meeting of the state GOP will take place Saturday.

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16 Comments

  1. Liz probably won’t be watching Dinesh’s “2,000 Mules” about the Election Fraud of 2020, either… Too “extreme” for her. She’s fragile.

    • Sarah: Yes, she is. She would have got the same treatment at the Wyoming Republican Party Convention that Mitt Romney has been getting when he attends Utah Republican meetings. She knows full well how unpopular she is here, but so far she’s still indending to force herself on Wyoming by running. She should just go back to Northern Virginia where she’ll feel much more welcome among her fellow RINOs and lefties.

    • Liz Cheney has been a conservative Republican all her life and has voted with trump 93% of the time. How is that being a rino. As usual, you refuse to acknowledge facts. Here’s another fact. Trump changed parties 5 times since 1987. He’s the king of rinos

  2. Stop trying to be relevant rino lizzard, your done in Wyoming politics, take your money back east to Virginia!

  3. I wonder if her inquisition will add the insurrectionist who leaked the SCOTUS draft a few months ago, or the insurrectionists who are doxing and harassing the SC justices? Since team biden hasnt condemned them, and is basically defending their “peaceful” actions, perhaps they can be added to the list as well.

  4. Comrades – she is no longer in the party! To keep your membership in our honored party you must shun her and only speak about how she is telling lies and speaking ill of our leaders! Victory is ours and we will deal with such unfaithful apostates!

  5. Liz is not a dumb person. There is nothing to gain by attending this convention. It is being held by a bunch of traitorous insurrectionists who are a complete embarrassment to the good people of the state, and the Nation.

  6. It’s sad to see and hear you anti-democratic, authoritarian Wyoming GOP folks. Rep. Cheney has more integrity in her pinkie finger than all of you. Go Liz!

  7. It has become embarrassing to say you are from Wyoming. The CULT will be exposed in History. The one honest person in all of this is Liz Cheney. No, I am definitely Not a rethug.

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