Wyoming GOP votes to no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a Republican
The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as a member of the GOP, AP reports.
Why it matters: Since voting to impeach former President Trump, Cheney has faced repeated criticism from Republicans and was removed from her leadership position in the House.
- A 31-29 vote by the state party central committee on Saturday marks the party's second formal rebuke of Cheney.
The big picture: Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the House Jan. 6 select committee, has not retreated from her attacks on Trump.
- In a fiery speech last week, she called on the Republican Party to reject Trump's lies and return to an identity rooted in "fidelity to the Constitution ... [and] the rule of law."
What they're saying: “She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. Sadly a portion of the Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned that fundamental principle and instead allowed themselves to be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational man,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler told AP.