Republicans in at least 10 Wyoming counties move to censure Cheney over impeachment vote

While U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) earned some praise from her party’s establishment wing for her vote last month to impeach then-President Donald Trump, she is facing mounting backlash from Republicans in her home state.

According to the Washington Examiner, Cheney was recently censured by GOP representatives in nearly half of Wyoming’s counties. 

“No probative evidence for consideration”

Republicans in 10 counties — Carbon, Lincoln, Johnson, Crook, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Hot Springs, Washakie, Freemont, and Albany — have joined in the censure effort thus far.

As part of their argument, the GOP critics say Cheney is ignoring the will of her constituents by leading the charge among Republicans who favored impeachment.

Sweetwater County Republicans wrote that she “voted in an anarchic proceeding” against Trump that “provided no probative evidence for consideration, called no witnesses to testify under oath, [and] permitted no questioning of the accusers by the accused.”

Therefore, the group determined that “Cheney stood in defiance of the quantifiable will of the substantial majority of Wyoming citizens and devalued the political influence of the State of Wyoming.”

Of course, censure does not carry any real penalties and simply serves as an official rebuke. Cheney’s office issued a statement on the development this week.

“The issues that matter most to our state”

“I’m honored to represent the people of Wyoming in Congress and will always fight for the issues that matter most to our state,” she said.

She emphasized “the defense of our Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees” as chief among her responsibilities as a congresswoman.

“My vote to impeach was compelled by the oath I swore to the Constitution,” Cheney wrote. “Wyoming citizens know that this oath does not bend or yield to politics or partisanship.”

Even some of her House Republican colleagues have been seeking to force her out of her leadership position in the chamber. Nevertheless, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have continued to express their support for her.

In a statement on Tuesday, McConnell called Cheney “a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them.” The real test of her political resilience will be the outcome of her next election.

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  1. Mitch McConnell needs to GO! He no
    longer represents the Republican
    party and his constituents. I feel
    McConnell has jumped into bed with the China cult.

    1. Thank you for saying that. It’s exactly how I feel. Until we get rid of Moscow Mitch, who basis his decisions, not on the merits, but on how he thinks those who keep him in office want him to do. Actia;;u. as far as i’m concerned, most of what the Republicans approve does not represent what the people want. I absolutely can’t understand why the people of Kentucky keep voting for Moscow Mitch. If they think he give’s a damn about them, they better think again.

    2. Mc Connell and Cheney both need to be removed from their jobs they are both turncoats and we do not want any of them in with Rep. Conservatives. we need strong based people who r true to there people who put them in Congress If we wanted turncoats there are plenty of them just hanging around waiting to fool our party…right now do not let them stay with there total turncoat ways….

    3. McConnell’s wife is from China!! There lies the problem!!! We have to make sure Cheney is voted out the next time she’s up for re-election. We won’t forget the traitors that convicted President Trump with NO evidence! I wouldn’t want Cheney or McConnell on my jury if I ever had one!!!

      1. That is correct! We need to make sue we vote for real Conservatives. We have to do our homework and look at the policies that they enforced before they were running! Biden was known for not doing anything major and when he did try he made ” Bad Decisions, the Joe Biden Story! It is on Newsmax at least once a week or twice a week around 10:00PM ET

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  3. Just decided to register as an independent then I can donate and campaign for real conservatives who work for real people who love America. Cheney and her band of losers must be defeated.

  4. WOAH she got censored. Those GOP are sure tuff..NOT! She hates DJT, so it’s easy to read her. Why doesn’t she do some good and make some noise concerning the coup d’etat that the dems and deep state executed against a POTUS? They along with the FBI, DOJ right up to to SCOTUS trashed our Constitution.


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