Wyoming State GOP Party Votes To Formally Censure Liz Cheney For Impeachment Vote

The Wyoming Republican Party voted over the weekend to officially censure Rep. Liz Cheney, the state’s House representative, over her earlier decision to side with Democrats and vote in favor of impeaching former Republican President Donald Trump.

The Cowboy state’s GOP Party approved the motion to censure Cheney, the third-highest ranking House Republican, in a 59-7 vote, arguing that the lawmaker did not represent the interest of the Republicans in the state where the former president won more than 70% of the state’s presidential vote in the November election.

They also accused Cheney of voting to impeach the Republican President in the Democrat-led effort even though the House leadership didn’t offer Trump a “formal hearing or due process.”

Wyoming’s GOP Party then called for Cheney to “immediately” resign, and vowed to withhold “future political funding” from the lawmaker.

In voting for the impeachment Cheney said: “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the president.”

Meanwhile, the Wyoming Republicans said the GOP needs to honor the former president and put Cheney “on notice.”

“We need to honor President Trump. All President Trump did was call for a peaceful assembly and protest for a fair and audited election,” Darin Smith, who lost to Cheney in the 2016 Wyoming primary commented.

The official censure has called on Cheney to appear in front of the state’s Republican and explain her decision to act “in contradiction to the quantifiable will of the majority of the electorate of Wyoming.”

Cheney unfazed by censure — will not resign

Meanwhile, despite the mounting backlash from Republican supporters of former President Trump, Cheney said she will remain in office as she argued that the Wyoming Republican Party was “wrong” about their assumptions on what happened during the January 6 chaos at Capitol Hill.

She also stood by her impeachment vote.

“I’m honored to represent the people of Wyoming in Congress and will always fight for the issues that matter most to our state. Foremost among these is the defense of our Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees,” Cheney said.

“My vote to impeach was compelled by the oath I swore to the Constitution. Wyoming citizens know that this oath does not bend or yield to politics or partisanship,” she added.

Cheney was among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the Republican president including Tom Rice (South Carolina), Rep. Dan Newhouse (Washington), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Illinois), Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Rep. Fred Upton (Michigan), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (Washington), Rep. Peter Meijer (Michigan), Rep. John Katko (New York) and Rep. David Valadao (California).

She supports the claims of Democrats that former President Trump “incited an insurrection” and triggered the chaos through his social media posts.

Meanwhile, Cheney was ironically voted by a majority of Republicans last week to keep her position as chair of the House Republican Conference.

In a secret ballot, 145 House members voted to keep Cheney in her position while 61% said she should be ousted for her actions.

Steeve Strange

Steeve is the CEO & Co-Founder of The Scoop.

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