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Wyoming GOP votes to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney as a Republican

The Wyoming Republican party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP.

The vote by the state party central committee followed votes by local GOP officials in about one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican.

Cheney was one of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the January 6 Capital riot. Cheney has described her vote to impeach Trump as an act of conscience in defense of the Constitution. Trump “incited the mob” and “lit the flame” of that day’s events, Cheney said after the events.

“It became very clear that staying in leadership would require me to perpetuate the lie about the last election, perpetuate the big lie, perpetuate things that are dangerous,” she told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler said it’s “laughable” for anybody to suggest Cheney isn’t a “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,” Adler added. 

On Wednesday, Trump tore into Cheney, alleging she had a “19 percent” approval rating after the Wyoming Republican said party members were “willing hostages” to Trump’s “war with the rule of law and the Constitution.”

“With an approval rating at 19% in Wyoming, people are wise to Liz Cheney,” Trump said in a statement. “Cheney is far more unpopular than her father, who just lost his position as the least popular Vice President in American history to Kamala Harris. Democrats would never put up with a Liz Cheney in their ranks.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: DESERET.COM

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