Wyoming Republicans censure Cheney over Trump impeachment vote

Cheney is not the only Republican who voted for impeachment to confront backlash

19 January 2021 Tuesday 09:50
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Wyoming Republicans censure Cheney over Trump impeachment vote

Wyoming's Carbon County Republican Party voted unanimously to censure Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., for graduate together with nine House Republicans to impeach President Trump on charges of"incitement of an insurrection."

That censure resolution has been filed to be considered from the Wyoming Republican Party's State Central Committee.

"Representative Cheney has violated the confidence of her voters, failed to reliably represent a very large bulk of motivated Wyoming Republicans, and failed her duty to represent the party and also the will of the people who elected her to reflect them" the resolution states.

The Wyoming GOP has already condemned Cheney for its vote and wanted she"explain" her vote during its second meeting.

"By announcing her decision to vote for impeachment Representative Cheney denied President Trump due procedure; she judged that the'evidence' until it was presented and refused to listen to the discussions made," that the Wyoming GOP said in a announcement final week.

An online request to remember Cheney on Change.org also includes over 33,000 signatures.

"I will continue to speak to and hear from my constituents around Wyoming," Cheney told the Casper Star-Tribune after she voted last week. "But if it came down to this, the president the United States incited a mob to attack and disrupt the democratic process. And then, while the violence played out, the president refused to take steps to prevent it. In my mind, those are completely substantial crimes and misdemeanors. There is just simply no question. This was a vote that could have nothing to do with party or with politics."

Cheney isn't the only Republican who voted for impeachment to face backlash -- even though she is your highest-ranking one. Washington state team Clark County Republican Women pledged to back a key challenge to Herrera Beutler over the impeachment vote. Herrera Beutler's district includes Clark County.

"If you throw this vote to impeach, then you will never receive our votes or support at any moment in the future," Clark County Republican Women stated in a letter to Herrera Beutler. "Additionally, we will do everything in our power since the largest Republican Women's organization in Washington State to recruit and select a conservative candidate who will reflect our worth."

Herrera Beutler reacted by saying she took a stand for"my country and the United States Constitution."

"A ruthless cop which uses violence to block the Constitutionally-mandated counting of votes is an assault on the U.S. Constitution itself. The President either desired the mob he helped mobilize to carry these steps, or he did not care enough about his job duties to try and prevent them since they hunted down his Vice President and conquer Capitol police officers; either way, it is impeachable. Allow the political chips fall where they might," Herrera Beutler explained in a statement to Fox News.

The Senate is expected to pick up the impeachment trial after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.