It was by all accounts a terrible weekend for Trump turncoat, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who’s now considered by the state Republican Party “persona non grata” and no longer welcome within the GOP.
According to the Casper Star-Tribune, Cheney was given her “walking papers” over the weekend, in a 31 to 29 vote, to no longer recognize the 55-year old as a member of the Republican Party.
Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, had served in the Bush administration and chaired the House Republican Conference, a leadership position within the House from 2019 to 2021. Her radical shift to the Democratic Party against former President Donald Trump proved to be her downfall.
The once powerful Wyoming legislator, along with a handful of other delusional RINO’s, became so obsessed with the January 6th Capitol incursion, became an ardent opponent of the former president, claiming that he played a key role in the rioting. She actually voted with House Democrats to impeach the former president, based on no evidence.
In February, following the impeachment vote, the Wyoming Republican Party censured Cheney, and in May, she was voted out of her post as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
“To further her own personal political agenda, Representative Liz Cheney has not only caused massive disruption, distraction and division within the House Republican Conference, but has also willingly, happily, and energetically joined forced with and proudly pledged allegiance to Democrat Speaker of the House Pelosi, as a means of serving her own personal interests while ignoring the interests, needs and expectations of Wyoming Republicans,” the resolution said.
The resolution continued. “Cheney cast her vote in favor of impeachment without any quantifiable evidence of High Crimes or Misdemeanors,” the resolution concluded.
Cheney faces a GOP challenge in 2022, from Trump endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman who ran for governor in 2018.
Hageman also supported the censured resolution against Cheney by Wyoming Republicans stating that it was “fitting because Liz Cheney stopped recognizing what Wyomingites care about a long time ago. When she launched her war against President Trump, she completely broke with where we are as a state.”
The state GOP resolution calls for action by House Republicans to “immediately remove Representative Liz Cheney from all committee assignments and the House Republican conference itself, to assist and expedite her seamless exodus from the Republican Party.”
In its second formal rebuke of Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney, the state party passed a resolution this week to no longer recognize her as a member.— ABC News (@ABC) November 17, 2021
Cheney, up for reelection in 2022, appears unconcerned. https://t.co/g7xgVQcGA5
The Cheney camp didn’t hold back after the vote. Jeremy Adler, a Cheney spokesperson fired back stating, “It’s laughable to suggest Liz is anything but a committed conservative Republican. 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.”
This, once again, reveals the obsession the Cheney camp has with the former president.
However, if anyone has abandoned their conservative principles, it’s Liz Cheney herself, siding with the most radical Democratic Party in at least 50 years.
Moreover, it wasn’t all that long ago when Cheney voted with, then President Trump, on policy issues over 93% of the time. What changed? Not Trump!
Whatever issues Liz Cheney has had with Trump isn’t because of what occurred on January 6th. There’s something else here at play. Perhaps we’ll never know.