The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to reprimand Rep. Liz Cheney for her vote to indict President Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol uprising. The vote of no confidence was tabledThe State Central Committee of the Wyoming Republican Party for consideration.
“Representative Cheney violated the trust of her electorate, failed to faithfully represent a very large majority of motivated Wyoming voters, and neglected her duty to represent the party and the will of the people who voted her to represent it,” said it in the resolution.
Cheney, the chair of the House Republican Conference, has faced significant opposition within her own party since she voted against the president with nine other Republicans in the House. Several Republicans urged the party leadership to remove them completely. Yet, Kevin McCarthy, minority chairman of the House of Representatives, declined these calls.
Cheney said President Trump “lit the flame” in the attack, which resulted in five deaths, including a Capitol police officer. “There has never been a major betrayal of his office and oath on the Constitution by a President of the United States,” she said in a statement ahead of the impeachment vote last week.
In a remark made last week to The Casper Star-Tribune, Cheney firmly believed she had made the right decision.
“I will continue to speak to and hear from my constituents across Wyoming,” she said. “But when it came down to it, the President of the United States instigated a mob to attack and disrupt the democratic process. And then, while the violence was unfolding, the president refused to take any steps to stop it. In my eyes these are extremely high crimes and offenses. There is just no question. This was a vote that had nothing to do with party or politics. “
President Trump was indicted in the House by a 232-197 vote. A trial against the Senate will be scheduled at a later date after President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office.
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