Wyoming GOP dumps Liz Cheney: Will no longer recognize as a Republican

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Cheney gets political karma

Following the January 6 Capitol incident, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney voted to impeach Trump.  Following the vote, the Wyoming Republican Party voted to censure her. On Saturday, the Republican Party voted to decertify her as a Republican. According to the Associated Press, the Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney as a member of the party.

On Saturday, the party voted 31-29 to de-legitimize Cheney, who has been critical of former President Donald Trump.

Republican authorities in nine of the state’s counties have previously voted to decertify Cheney as a member of the Republican Party. According to the Casper Star-Tribune. Cheney retains no influence as a result of the vote.

Wyoming gets justice

Following the January 6 Capitol brawl, the Wyoming GOP central committee moved in February to condemn Cheney for her support to impeach Trump.

Cheney, according to the party, went against the will of the state’s inhabitants, who massively backed Trump.

“Does the voice of the people matter and if it does, does it only matter at the ballot box?” According to the Associated Press, following Cheney’s condemnation, Joey Correnti, the GOP chairman in Carbon County, said.

Cheney had justified her vote to impeach Trump, claiming that she was “compelled” to do so because of the oath she “swore to the Constitution.”

Cheney’s involvement as vice chairperson of the House select committee has also drawn criticism from her party, according to the Star-Tribune.

“To further her own personal political agenda, Representative Liz Cheney has not only caused massive disruption, distraction, and division within the House Republican Conference, but has also willingly, happily, and energetically joined forced with and proudly pledged allegiance to democrat Speaker of the House Pelosi, as a means of serving her own personal interests while ignoring the interests, needs, and expectations of Wyoming Republicans,” according to the Wyoming GOP’s resolution.

Trump endorses GOP challenger to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney

In September, former President Donald Trump endorsed a Wyoming attorney in her bid to replace US Representative Liz Cheney.

Harriet Hageman, Trump’s supported candidate, launched a primary campaign against Cheney, the most prominent member of Congress who voted for Trump’s second impeachment. 

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Trump supporter, suggested on Saturday that Cheney run for president as a Democrat in 2024.