Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s decision to vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump is already backfiring. The Central Committee of the Carbon County Republican Party announced on Sunday that it had censured the lawmaker for supporting the Democrats’ silly effort to remove Trump from office after he has already left office.
The lawmaker has received an aggressive backlash from Republican voters in her state for siding with the left’s attempt to drag the nation through another unnecessary impeachment fiasco.
Cheney argued that she decided to throw her lot in with the left because Trump had supposedly incited the riots at the U.S. Capitol building. She asserted that he “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” The representative also claimed that Trump “could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence.”
The Carbon County GOP disagreed and voted to rebuke Cheney, alleging that she supported the initiative without sufficient evidence. The resolution said:
Representative Cheney has violated the trust of her voters, failed to faithfully represent a very large majority of motivated Wyoming voters, and neglected her duty to represent the party and the will of the people who elected her to represent them.
Carbon County GOP chair Joey Correnti savaged Cheney in a post 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,” he wrote.
The local GOP is not the only Republican apparatus to criticize Cheney. Last Thursday, the Wyoming state Republican Party put out a list of arguments against her vote, arguing that “there has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received.”
Several of Cheney’s colleagues in the House have also castigated her for her vote. Breitbart News reported:
In addition to the criticism from her state, several colleagues, including Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), lashed out at Cheney over her decision, calling 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 defied calls for her resignation, telling Politico, “I’m not going anywhere.” But every indication suggests that the matter might not be up to her. It is not just her colleagues and the Republican Party in her state that has taken issue with her vote, her constituents aren’t too happy either.
To make matters worse for Cheney, about half of the House Republican Conference members indicated that they would consider voting to remove her from her leadership role. RedState’s ShipWreckedCrew predicted:
Look for the Wyoming GOP to push one of the other statewide officeholders to challenge Cheney. The chances of that increase significantly if Cheney is removed from her position in the House GOP Caucus leadership team.
If both those come to pass, I expect Cheney to announce she will not seek re-election.
Despite Cheney’s protestations, it seems evident that her decision to join up with the Democrats against Trump will come back to bite her in the future and she is likely serving her final term in office.
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