Wyoming GOP votes to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican

The Wyoming Republican Party voted on Saturday to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as a member of the GOP.

The state party central committee’s 31-29 vote followed similar votes by Republican officials in roughly one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties, The Associated Press reported.

“It’s laughable to suggest Liz is anything but a committed conservative Republican. She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. 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,” Jeremy Adler, a Cheney spokesman, said in a statement to The Hill on Monday.

The vote marks the Wyoming Republican Party’s second rebuke of Cheney following her vote to impeach former President Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. In February, the same committee voted to censure Cheney.

Cheney said her vote was both an act of conscience and a way to uphold the Constitution after Trump “incited the mob” and “lit the flame” on Jan. 6. 

Cheney will face at least four Republican opponents in the 2022 primary election. One of her opponents, Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, has Trump’s endorsement.

Hageman said the central committee’s recent vote was “fitting,” the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

“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 added to the newspaper.

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