Nov 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Wyoming GOP votes to no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a Republican

Photo of Liz Cheney speaking into a mic from a seat
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaks during a U.S. House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool via Xinhua and Getty Images

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.

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.

Go deeper: Wyoming GOP censures Liz Cheney for voting to impeach Trump

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