Some Republican Party officials in Wyoming have announced they will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a party member because of her vote to impeach Donald Trump.
“In the immortal words of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump …‘You’re Fired!’” read recent letters to Cheney from GOP officials in Park and Carbon counties.
Wyoming has 23 mainly rural counties and the officials in Park and Carbon counties voted unanimously over the last week in favor of the latest form of censure against Cheney.
In February, the state GOP voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
In May, Republicans in Washington, D.C., voted to remove Cheney from her No. 3 House GOP leadership position after she maintained criticism of Trump for the riot and for his baseless assertions that voter fraud deprived him of re-election.
The Wyoming votes are largely symbolic.
The Republican Party can withdraw or withhold support from GOP officeholders and candidates in a variety of ways but can’t oust anybody from the party.
Cheney has described her vote to impeach and criticism of Trump as putting principle and the U.S. Constitution above the former president.
“Liz will continue to fight for all the people of Wyoming,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler said. “She knows that she and all elected officials are bound by their duty under the U.S. Constitution, not by blind loyalty to one man.”
Republicans in other Wyoming counties have requested copies of the Carbon County GOP resolution and “at least three or four” are likely to pass similar resolutions soon, Carbon County Republican Party Chairman Joey Correnti predicted.
At least seven Republicans are running against Cheney in next year’s GOP primary.
Trump has said he plans to endorse one of Cheney’s opponents within the next few months.
Cheney nonetheless has reported record fundraising, far exceeding any of her competitors so far.
Record fundraising? Has she released reports as to where this massive funding is coming from? I’d be very interested in knowing that.
Park County — where the MAGA variant of COVID is running rampant and where the hospital is nearly full (according to a Sheridan Media story earlier this week).
Your comment has been noted as the most racist and anti American thing I’ve heard in quite awhile, I very much doubt that a censure has anything to do with the transmission of a virus
Most of her money is coming from out of state. I am sure that Sheridan County will censure her when we meet on the 17th…. She isn’t Wyoming, and needs to go back home to Virginia and run for a Senate seat there in 2024. This Swamp Child’s 15 minutes of fame is gone.
I believe most of her funding has come from outside PACs on both the left and the right. She needs to resign.