Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, has been formally censured by her home state’s Republican Party due to her vote in favor of the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, as reported by Breitbart.
In the formal vote by the Wyoming GOP’s central committee, 66 of the board’s 74 members voted in favor of censuring Cheney, while only 8 voted in support of her. The statement of censure pointed out that, among other things, Cheney voted in favor of impeaching President Trump despite the fact that the House of Representatives did not allow for a “formal hearing or due process” for the president.
The vote follows Cheney’s censure by the GOP of Carbon County, which is also where the statewide censure vote took place. Addressing the latest censure vote, chairman of the Carbon County GOP Joey Correnti asked “Does the voice of the people matter? And if it does, does it only matter at the ballot box?”
Cheney, who is the third highest-ranking Republican member of the House of Representatives, has faced overwhelming grassroots backlash after she led nine other Republicans to vote with the Democrats in favor of impeaching President Trump, over baseless accusations that he “incited an insurrection” after a mostly peaceful protest by Trump supporters at the United States Capitol on January 6th.
Cheney ultimately survived a formal vote of no confidence in her leadership, after a secret ballot elected to keep her in her leadership post. But she is now facing several primary challengers for the 2022 election, with early polling indicating that her electoral support has collapsed.