The Wyoming Republican Party voted to disown the state’s at-large congresswoman, Liz Cheney, as a member of the party on Saturday.
The GOP state central committee voted 31-29 at a meeting in Buffalo, according to the Casper Star-Tribune, to pass the symbolic resolution after about nine counties approved similar measures with wider margins.
Jeremy Adler, a spokesperson for Cheney, told the Star-Tribune it is “laughable to suggest Liz is anything but a committed conservative Republican.”
“She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. Sadly, a portion of 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,” Adler said.
While the vote to strip Cheney of affiliation with her home state party removes no official powers, the act signifies an escalation of constituent opposition to Wyoming’s lone representative as she intensifies her feud with Republican voters. In joining forces with Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead the House probe on the Capitol riot, Cheney has managed to exploit the turmoil for political popularity among Democrats and rid the Republican Party of President Donald Trump’s influence.
Cheney was overwhelmingly censured by the Wyoming GOP in February after a futile attempt to corral Republican support for the Democrats’ snap impeachment of an outgoing president. Three months later, Cheney was kicked from her number three role in House leadership as Republican Conference chair.
“Liz Cheney stopped recognizing what Wyomingites care about a long time ago,” said Trump-endorsed primary challenger Harriet Hageman, a prominent attorney in Wyoming and former Cheney ally. “When she launched her war against President Donald Trump, she completely broke where we are as a state.”
In November, Trump carried Wyoming by a wider margin than any other state in the country with more than 70 percent of the vote.
Cheney’s feud with the former president, which began well before Jan. 6 when she became a primary purveyor of the fake Russian bounties story in summer 2020, earned her an endorsement from the radical leftist group Occupy Democrats in September.
BREAKING: President Bush announces his endorsement of January 6 Committee Chair Liz Cheney, and that he will host a fundraiser for her reelection campaign. Trump endorsed her opponent and is livid that Bush is backing someone who voted to impeach him. RT IF YOU HOPE LIZ WINS!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) September 22, 2021