Wyoming Republicans say Representative Liz Cheney is no longer a member of the GOP.
The state’s Republican committee over the weekend voted 31-29 to no longer recognize Cheney, the state’s only House of Representatives member, as a member of the Republican Party, according to reports. Casper Star Tribune.
Cheney is one of the most important of former President Donald Trump’s critics, arguing that Trump played a key role in the January 6 infiltration of the Capitol, which she painted as a revolution. She was one of 10 Republicans who voted for accusation Trump and has continued to attack Trump and his supporters. Cheney is one of the few Republicans to have given a seat on the committee investigating the Capitol intrusion, being named vice chairman.
“In order to further her own personal political agenda, Representative Liz Cheney has not only caused massive disruption, distraction, and division in the House Republican Convention, but is poised to do so. , cheerfully and enthusiastically engaged in coercion and proudly pledged allegiance to the people, Speaker of the House Speaker Pelosi, as a means of serving her own personal interests while ignoring her own interests, needs, and interests. needs and expectations of Wyoming Republicans,” the resolution said.
Cheney “voted in favor of impeachment without any quantifiable evidence of felonies or misdemeanors,” the resolution states.
“To date, no quantitative and/or indisputable evidence has been provided [by] Representing Liz Cheney to defend her questionable decision,” it said.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, faces a Main GOP in 2022 from Harriet Hageman, who was endorsed by Trump and ran for governor in 2018.
The solution, Hageman said, was “appropriate because Liz Cheney stopped realizing what Wyomingites cared about a long time ago. When she launched the war against President Trump, she completely broke with our position as a state.”
The state GOP resolution calls for action by House Republicans to “immediately remove Representative Liz Cheney from all committee duties and the Republican convention itself in the House of Representatives.” , to support and expedite her seamless migration from the Republican Party.”
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A spokesperson for Cheney denied the move.
Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler said: “It’s ridiculous to think that Liz is anything but a dedicated conservative Republican.
“She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. Sadly, a portion of Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned that basic principle, and instead let them be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational person,” he said.
The move doesn’t affect Cheney’s position and is largely symbolic. It followed the votes of many county committees to also officially say that they no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican.
Joey Correnti, Chairman of the Carbon County Republican Party, said the move was not an empty gesture and compared it to the party’s action to criticize her earlier this year, according to Cowboystatedaily.
“Yes, our decision to criticize her was just symbolic,” Correnti said. “It also got her out of the leadership position.
“Yes, our resolution not to recognize her as a Republican is just symbolic, but that is exactly what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Representative Lauren Boebert, House of Representatives Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Representative Matt Gaetz have suggested that she be kicked out of the House Republican Convention,” he said.
Correnti similes Cheney for a spy.
“Liz Cheney is sitting in our locker room, taking notes in our playbook and sending it back to her Pelosi committee and essentially committing treason to the Republican Party,” he said.
https://www.westernjournal.com/reap-sow-wyoming-gop-votes-trump-hater-liz-cheney-republican-party/ | Wyoming GOP Vote Trump-Hater Liz Cheney Out of the Republican Party.