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Wyoming county votes to censure Liz Cheney for Trump impeachment vote

Wyoming county votes to censure Liz Cheney for Trump impeachment vote
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The Carbon County Republican Party in Wyoming voted unanimously to censure Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyRomney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MAGALand in Orlando Kinzinger: Trump just wants to 'stand in front of a crowd and be adored' MORE (R-Wyo.) for voting to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE along with nine other GOP House lawmakers, Fox News reported.

"Representative Cheney has violated the trust of her voters, failed to faithfully represent a very large majority of motivated Wyoming voters, and neglected her duty to represent the party and the will of the people who elected her to represent them," the party’s resolution stated.

Carbon County borders Colorado and is south of the city of Casper, Wyo. Its population is less than 20,000.

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Cheney has faced criticism from conservatives for voting to impeach Trump for inciting the deadly riot at the Capitol.

Apart from the Carbon County Republican Party, the Wyoming GOP as a whole has reproached Cheney, referring to her actions as “a true travesty.”

Cheney has stood by her vote and expressed no regrets, and she's won some support from fellow Republicans in Congress.

“It was an insurrection. It was an attack in the very heart of our republic,” Cheney said in an interview with the Casper Star-Tribune. “There are some things that must never be partisan. And the defense of our Constitution, the defense of this republic, the defense of the peaceful transfer of power, ensuring that the Constitution and the constitutional duties we all have are carried out must never be partisan.”

“There’s just simply no question. This was a vote that could not have anything to do with party or with politics,” Cheney added.

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Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawSix ways to visualize a divided America Texas lawmakers' tweets mocking California power outages resurface amid winter storm Will the post-Trump GOP party be coming anytime soon? MORE (R-Texas) on Twitter commended her, saying she had “a hell of a lot more backbone than most, & is a principled leader with a fierce intellect.”

“Liz should be commended, not condemned, for standing up in defense of the Constitution and standing true to her beliefs,” said Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyHouse passes sweeping protections for LGBTQ people GOP's Chip Roy vows to fight Equality Act in court Conservatives go after Cheney for Trump CPAC remarks MORE (R-Texas).

Others have called for her step down from House leadership. Sources close to the matter have said Reps. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinSunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in on Trump impeachment trial; Biden administration eyes timeline for mass vaccinations NY Republicans want Justice Department to subpoena Cuomo over nursing homes Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variants spread in US; Redditors shake Wall Street with Gamestop stock MORE (R-N.Y.) and Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikCuomo asks New York AG to appoint independent attorney to investigate sexual harassment claims Psaki: Cuomo should face 'independent review' over sexual harassment allegations NY billboard calls for Cuomo's impeachment amid controversies MORE (R-N.Y.) are being looked at to replace Cheney as House Republican Conference chair.