Liz Cheney Censured by County GOP for Impeachment Vote

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.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

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