The Republican Party in Wyoming has voted to no longer recognize GOP Congressman Liz Cheney as a member because of 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, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
In February, the same body voted overwhelmingly overwhelmingly to criticize the congresswoman after she voted to put Trump in charge of an article about inciting riots in connection with the January 6 riots at the US capital.
A spokesman for Cheney, Wyoming’s sole representative in the House, said it was “laughable” for anyone to suggest Cheney is not a “conservative Republican.”
“She is bound by her oath to the Constitution,” said spokesman Jeremy Adler. “Unfortunately, part of the Wyoming GOP’s management has abandoned the basic principle and instead allowed itself to be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational man.”
Cheney was one of 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to put Trump on trial on Jan. 13, saying her decision was an act of conscience in defense of the Constitution, claiming Trump had “inflamed the mob.” and “lit the fire” of violence.
In May, House Republicans voted to remove Cheney from her position as conference chair – the third highest office in the caucus – because of her anti-Trump stance.
Cheney faces at least four Republican opponents in next year’s House primary. Trump has backed lawyer Harriet Hageman, who unsuccessfully ran for Wyoming’s governor in 2018.
With Post wires