Wyoming Republican Chairman Frank Eathorne is so upset about Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach Donald Trump for a second time that he is now floating the idea of secession to form a neo-confederacy consisting of Republican-voting states, the Washington Examiner reports.
The news outlet noted that “Eathorne suggested the idea to War Room Pandemic podcast host and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in a weekend interview focused on the decision by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranked Republican in the House, to vote in favor of impeaching Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection related to the deadly riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.”
“We need to focus on the fundamentals … Many of these Western states have the ability to be self-reliant, and we’re keeping eyes on Texas too and their consideration of possible secession. Now, they have a different state constitution than we do as far as wording, but it is something that we’re all paying attention to,” Eathorne told Bannon.
Bannon pushed back, saying he is “absolutely, 1,000 percent against any even discussion of secession.”
During the interview, Eathorne repeatedly attacked Cheney, telling Bannon she gave the state party no notice of her decision.