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The Wyoming Republican Party voted overwhelmingly to censure Rep. Liz Cheney for voting last month to impeach then-President Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
State Republican Parties Blast Members Of GOP Who Voted To Impeach Trump
Cheney said in a statement after the censure vote that she remains honored to represent Wyoming and will always fight for issues that matter most to the state.
But the pressure on her is unlikely to dissipate after the censure. Anthony Bouchard, a state senator planning to run against Cheney in 2022, tweeted a photo of an empty chair with her name on it from Saturday’s meeting.
«Today’s vote to censure illustrates that Liz Cheney is hopelessly out of touch with Wyoming, Trump’s best state TWICE,» he said.
Today's vote to censure illustrates that Liz Cheney is hopelessly out of touch with Wyoming, Trump's best state TWICE. Maybe Liz should run inside the DC Beltway in VA where she lives fulltime, because she's never here and has no clue how we think. And doesn't care. #AWOL pic.twitter.com/BerG7wVTVL
— Anthony Bouchard for Congress Against Cheney (@AnthonyBouchard) February 6, 2021
Cheney was invited to address the meeting but didn’t attend.
In late January, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz ignored calls by the Republican leadership to try to cool tensions within the party and flew to Wyoming to campaign against Cheney.
Cheney is not the only GOP member to face censure for acting in opposition to Trump.
South Carolina’s GOP formally censured Rep. Tom Rice over his support for impeachment. And Arizona Republicans rebuked Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain — widow of the late longtime Sen. John McCain — for taking positions against Trump.
Wyoming Public Media’s Bob Beck contributed to this report.