Liz Cheney no longer recognized as member of Wyoming GOP

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Liz Cheney no longer recognized as member of Wyoming GOP

The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to no longer recognize GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney as a member due to her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump.

The party’s central committee voted 31-29 over the weekend to take the step against Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

In February, the same body overwhelmingly voted to censure the congresswoman after she voted to impeach Trump on an article of incitement of insurrection in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol.

A spokesperson for Cheney, Wyoming’s lone representative in the House, said it was “laughable” for anybody to suggest Cheney isn’t a “conservative Republican.”

“She is bound by her oath to the Constitution,” spokesman Jeremy Adler said. “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.”

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After a 31-29 vote over the weekend, the Wyoming GOP refuses to recognize Liz Cheney as part of the Republican Party.
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Liz Cheney was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump and was seen as a “traitor” to the party.
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Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump Jan. 13, saying her decision was an act of conscience in defense of the Constitution and claiming that Trump had “incited the mob” and “lit the flame” of violence.

In May, House Republicans voted to remove Cheney from her position as conference chair — the third-highest office in the caucus — over her anti-Trump stance.

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stripped Liz Cheney of all her committees and voted to remove her as the Republican Caucus’ Conference chair.
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Cheney is facing at least four Republican opponents in next year’s House primary. Trump has endorsed attorney Harriet Hageman, who unsuccessfully sought Wyoming’s governorship in 2018.

With Post wires

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