The Wyoming Republican Party has now voted not to recognize Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as a member of the GOP, AP reports,
why it matters: Since voting to impeach former President Trump, Cheney has faced repeated criticism from Republicans and has been removed from his leadership position in the House.
- Saturday marks the second formal rebuke of Cheney’s party by a 31-29 vote by the State Party Central Committee.
big picture: Cheney, who serves as the deputy chairman of the House Select Committee on January 6, has not backed down from her attacks on Trump.
- In a fiery speech last week, he called on the Republican Party to reject Trump’s lies and return to an identity rooted in “allegiance to the Constitution…”. [and] Rule of law.”
what are they saying: “She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. Sadly, a section of the Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned that fundamental principle and has instead held herself hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational person, Cheney’s spokesman Jeremy Adler told the AP.
go in: Wyoming GOP condemns Liz Cheney for voting to impeach Trump