The Wyoming GOP will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a Republican

  • GOP Representative Liz Cheney voted to put Trump on trial after the Capitol riot on January 6.
  • The Republican Party in Wyoming voted to criticize her after this vote.
  • On Saturday, the party also voted to no longer recognize her as a Republican.

The Republican Party in Wyoming will no longer recognize the rep. Liz Cheney as a member of their party, the Associated Press reported.

The party voted Saturday, March 31-29, to no longer recognize Cheney, who has been critical of former President Donald Trump.

Republican officials in nine of the state’s counties had previously also voted to no longer recognize Cheney as a member of the GOP. It reported Casper Star-Tribune. The vote does not take any power from Cheney and is merely symbolic.

“It’s ridiculous to suggest that Liz is anything but a committed Conservative Republican,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler told Insider in a statement.

Adler added: “She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. Unfortunately, part of the Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned the basic principle and instead allowed herself to be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational man.”

The Wyoming GOP Central Committee had earlier voted in February to criticize Cheney for her vote to put Trump on trial after the January 6 Capitol riots.

The party said Cheney defied the will of the state’s residents, who overwhelmingly supported Trump.

“Does people’s voice matter, and if it does, does it only matter at the ballot box?” Joey Correnti, GOP chairman in Carbon county, said after Cheney’s vote of no confidence, according to the Associated Press.

Cheney had defended her vote to put Trump on trial, saying she was “forced by the oath” she “swore to the constitution.”

The Star-Tribune reported that Cheney’s role as Vice-Chair of Parliament’s select committee has also garnered criticism from her party.

“To advance her own personal political agenda, Representative Liz Cheney has not only caused massive disruption, distraction and division within the Republican Conference of Representatives, but has also voluntarily, happily and energetically joined in and proudly pledged allegiance to the Democratic Speaker of Parliament. House Pelosi, as a means of serving her own personal interests while ignoring the interests, needs and expectations of the Wyoming Republicans, “said the Wyoming GOP’s decision to oust her, as one Republican said, the Star-Tribune reported.

On Saturday, Senator Ted Cruz, a Trump loyalist, suggested that Cheney should run as one Democrat in the 2024 presidential election.

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