Wyoming GOP shares ‘outcry’ it has received about Cheney’s impeachment vote
The Wyoming Republican Party on Wednesday released a lengthy statement blasting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for voting to impeach President Trump and claiming to have received extensive constituent pushback on the move.
“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. Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any previous time,” the Wyoming GOP wrote. “The consensus is clear that those who are reaching out to the Party vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney’s decision and actions.”
The party statement goes on to claim the party has received comments accusing her of refusing to allow the president due process and aiding Democrats in “smear[ing] the entire conservative movement and all Republicans.”
“We as a Party respect our elected officials and assume that they will respect and represent their constituents,” the statement reads. “We are receiving the message loud and clear that what happened yesterday is a true travesty for Wyoming and the country.”
The party also issued a statement last Thursday, a day after a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol killed five, saying that party Chairman Frank Eathorne attended a peaceful protest near the White House before the riots.
Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, was the highest-ranking GOP member to vote to impeach the president on charges of inciting insurrection on Wednesday. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), one of the president’s most vocal defenders in Congress, has called for her removal as House Republican Conference chairwoman over the vote.
Cheney pushed back on the calls Wednesday, telling reporters “I’m not going anywhere. This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference.”
“But our nation is facing an unprecedented — since the Civil War — constitutional crisis. That’s what we need to be focused on,” she added. “That’s where our efforts and attention need to be.”
The Hill has reached out to Cheney’s office for comment.