Last Updated on February 17, 2022
After first sending a public letter to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the Wyoming Republican Party has now taken the almost unprecedented step of censuring Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, for her decision to act against her constituents’ wishes and vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
According to The Washington Times, the “resolution passed in a unanimous vote by the 45-member central committee,” and also commands Cheney to appear before the committee to explain her actions.
As was reported, “Our representative did not represent our voice,” said Carbon County GOP Chairman Joey Correnti IV. The resolution also declared that a “vocal majority of Wyoming Republicans recognize there were significant irregularities” in the 2020 election.
Correnti told The Washington Times that “People in the county party have attempted to get a hold of Rep. Cheney through email, phone calls — and I think only one person got a response from a staffer and it was pretty short,” adding, “We haven’t heard anything.”
National File contacted Cheney’s representatives to ask for a comment on being censured by her state’s Republican Party and did not receive a response. National File also did not receive a response when we asked if the prospects of a fierce primary challenger concerns her.
Additionally, National File offered Cheney the opportunity to – now that time has passed and the FBI has rescinded their claim that the violence was organized, and it has become clear that it was physically and geographically impossible for the people who heard the end of President Trump’s speech to have been among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol – explain whether Cheney regrets her vote to impeach President Trump. We did not receive an immediate response.
This latest move from the Wyoming GOP comes after the party previously published a letter they sent to Cheney, outlining the complaints they heard from her constituents. National File reported:
In a public letter to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who voted to impeach President Donald Trump yesterday, the Wyoming Republican Party said the “whirlwind” provoked by Cheney caused their phones to ring constantly, their email inboxes to overflow, and their official website to receive more traffic than ever before in its history.
“There has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received,” the letter, written by Wyoming GOP leadership, explains. “The consensus is clear that those who are reaching out to the Party vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney’s decision and actions.”
National File has not been able to locate a public comment from Cheney, who has not posted publicly since the days immediately following the Capitol Hill protest on January 6.