Republicans in the state of Wyoming have formally censured Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for voting in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump last week after the outgoing president incited a delay attack on the U.S. Capitol as he tried to overturn the election results.
Cheney, the House Republican Conference chair, has been under fire from fellow Republicans after being the highest-ranking of ten GOP members who broke with the party by voting last Wednesday to impeach Trump for his alleged role in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot that took place earlier this month.
“Trump summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing.” Cheney said before casting her vote to impeach Trump. She argued the president “could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.” The House passed one impeachment article against Trump, 232–197, for “incitement of insurrection.”
In its censure resolution, the Wyoming Carbon County GOP admonished Cheney for “violating the trust of her voters” and accused her of “neglecting her duty to represent the party and the will of the people who elected her to represent them.”
The resolution from the 45-member group passed unanimously. Carbon County GOP chair Joey Correnti wrote on Facebook, “We have called for her to appear before the members of the body to explain her recent actions to the body, the State Republican Party membership, and the entirety of the concerned Wyoming electorate.”
In addition to the criticism from her state, several Trump-loving colleagues, including Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have called for her to resign from her House Republican Conference chair position. “We ought to have a second vote,” Jordan, the House Freedom Caucus chair, said. “The conference ought to vote on that.”
Cheney has rejected such calls, saying, “I’m not going anywhere.”