Over the weekend Wyoming GOP Central Committee moved in favor to no longer recognize congresswoman Liz Cheney (WY) as a member of their party.
The vote to no longer recognize Cheney comes off county votes earlier this year by Wyoming Republicans–Park and Carbon counties moved to rescind the congresswoman’s recognition after she was in favor of a Trump impeachment following the Capital riots January 6, 2021.
Matt Gaetz would later host a rally at the Wyoming capital censuring her impeachment decision. Cheney, who in the past voted in favor of a majority of Trump’s policies, said the president “undermines our democracy” earlier this year on the house floor which left many Republicans upset with her comments.
Four months after her comments and endorsement to move forward the Trump impeachment, Cheney’s colleagues voted to remove her from the GOP conference chair in the house.
Cheney’s spokesperson has responded to the vote, saying it’s “laughable” to think the congresswoman isn’t a “committed conservative Republican”.
The divide between Cheney, the GOP, and the Wyoming people seems to be a deviation from common principals. Cheney believes that Republicans have been far too swayed by Trump, forgetting their Constitutional post, while Republicans cite Cheney’s support for Speaker Pelosi and her distance from the Wyoming people.
Harriet Hageman said in the Casper Star-Tribune, “It’s fitting because Liz Cheney stopped recognizing what Wyomingites care about a long time ago. When she launched her war against President Trump, she completely broke with where we are as a state”.
Hageman is a candidate for the 2022 Wyoming House of Representatives Election.