Wyoming GOP Says It Won’t Recognize Rep. Liz Cheney As A Republican Anymore
The Wyoming Republican Party voted to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP this weekend, a symbolic move that reflects ongoing frustration among conservatives who are still firmly allied with former President Donald Trump.
The party passed the measure by a 31-29 vote on Saturday, the Casper Star Tribune reported. The move comes after about a third of Wyoming counties voted earlier this year to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican. The state’s GOP also voted in February to censure her over a vote to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“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 forces with and proudly pledged allegiance to democrat Speaker of the House Pelosi,” the resolution reads. The measure adds that Cheney did so “as a means of serving her own personal interests while ignoring the interests, needs and expectations of Wyoming Republicans.”
Cheney’s spokesperson told The Associated Press that the idea she isn’t a conservative Republican is “laughable.”
“She is bound by her oath to the Constitution,” the spokesperson, Jeremy Adler, told the publication. “Sadly a portion of the Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned that fundamental principle and instead allowed themselves to be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational man.”