Wyoming GOP Censures Liz Cheney Over Impeachment Vote
The Wyoming Republican Party has not been happy with Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) since she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th.
“There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she said at the time.
On Saturday, more than a dozen state GOP lawmakers passed a resolution of censure against Cheney. They called on Cheney to resign and pledged to stop all funding for her. In addition, Cheney has been asked to return campaign donations from state and local Republican Parties in the 2020 election cycle.
Read the full censure below:
CONFIRMED: Wyoming GOP votes "overwhelmingly" to censure Liz Cheney for voting to impeach Trump. The resolution:
– Calls on Cheney to "immediately resign" and repay donations from the WYGOP to her 2020 campaign
– Vows to withhold future donations
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Cheney responded to the censure with a vow to obstruct President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda.
“My vote to impeach was compelled by the oath I swore to the Constitution. Wyoming citizens know that this oath does not bend or yield to politics or partisanship,” Cheney said in a statement Saturday.
“I will always fight for Wyoming values and stand up for our Western way of life,” she continued. “We have great challenges ahead of us as we move forward and combat the disastrous policies of the Biden Administration. I look forward to continuing to work with officials and citizens across Wyoming to be the most effective voice and advocate in defense of our families, industries, and communities.”