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Wyoming GOP Votes to Stop Recognizing Cheney as a Republican

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The Wyoming Republican Party has officially voted to no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in after she spent months smearing and criticizing Donald Trump.

“The 31-29 vote Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming, by the state party central committee followed votes by local GOP officials in about one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican,” the AP reported.

“In February, the Wyoming GOP central committee voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney, Wyoming’s lone U.S. representative, for voting to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol,” the AP added.

Back in February, Wyoming Republican officials overwhelmingly voted in favor of censuring Cheney and called on her to resign.

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During an interview on Fox News at the time, Cheney told host Chris Wallace that she will not be stepping down after being censured.

Cheney also argued that Trump no longer has a role in the party as a leader.

“I’m not,” declared Cheney, after Wallace asked if she would resign per the state party’s request.

“I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our most important duty is to the Constitution,” she said. “As I’ve explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across the state — voters all across the state — the oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment.”

“It doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure,” added Cheney. “It’s the most important oath that we take, and so I will stand by that, and I will continue to fight for all of the issues that matter so much to us all across Wyoming.”

Wallace then asked Cheney: “Is this still the party of Donald Trump, and does Marjorie Taylor Greene still hold a solid place in that party?”

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“This person does not have a role as the leader of our party going forward,” she said.

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After Cheney’s comments, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of the most active voices against Cheney, responded on Twitter: “Liz Cheney does not speak for me or Wyoming.”

In the state’s censure resolution, the Wyoming GOP accused Cheney of violating “the spirit” of GOP caucus rules by disclosing her intention to impeach Trump “prior to having any evidence presented” in the House of Representatives.

They also accused Cheney of violating the trust of Wyoming voters, and claimed registered Republicans across the state and country were leaving the party because of Cheney.

Furthermore, the committee called on Cheney to “immediately resign from her position and allow the Wyoming Republican Party to nominate her replacement.”

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