Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Chair of the House Republican Conference, was formally censured by the GOP Central Committee of Carbon County, Wyoming, over her vote in favor of the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, as reported by The Washington Times.
Cheney was widely seen as the leader of the Republican support for the single article of impeachment, which baselessly accused President Trump of “inciting an insurrection” after a crowd of mostly peaceful pro-Trump supporters entered the United States Capitol on January 6th, in protest of the widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
In the end, ten Republican members of Congress voted in favor of the resolution, including Cheney, along with every single Democratic member. In the aftermath of the vote, Cheney and the other nine Republicans have faced widespread backlash and condemnation from Republican voters and even fellow Republican office-holders.
The censure motion passed unanimously, with all 45 members of the Carbon County Central Committee voting in favor. In presenting the resolution before the committee, committee chairman Joey Correnti IV said that “our representative did not represent our voice.” The resolution additionally acknowledged that a “vocal majority of Wyoming Republicans recognize that there were significant irregularities” in the 2020 election.
Although some in the Republican Party, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), have voiced support for Cheney, there is already heavy speculation that Cheney, and the other nine pro-impeachment Republicans, could face significant primary challenges in the 2022 midterm elections.