By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has been censured by two more county Republican Party organizations following her decision to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.
Lincoln and Johnson County Republican parties both censured Cheney this weekend for her decision for vote “with her conscience” regarding the impeachment.
A censure is an expression of disapproval and has no binding effect on its subject.
Cheney and a number of other Republicans voted for impeachment on allegations the former president incited a riot at the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month. Five people died in the wake of the invasion of the Capitol by what have been described as Trump supporters.
The Lincoln County GOP’s censure stated that there was no quantifiable evidence presented to support impeachment. The party stated Cheney “ignored and violated caucus rules by disclosing her intent to join the Democrat Party’s proposed move to vote for impeachment…” and urged her to resign from her seat as Wyoming’s lone U.S. representative.
The Johnson County Republican Party censured Cheney on Saturday, but noted in a social media posting that not much could be done regarding calls to remove Cheney from her seat.
“Recognize that ‘We the People’ are not able to bring much action,” the organization wrote.
The Lincoln County GOP also called on Cheney to repay any campaign donations from the Wyoming Republican Party or any of its county affiliates that request reimbursement.
Cheney was censured last week by the Carbon County Republican Party for her impeachment vote.
“Additionally, we have called for her to appear before the members of the (Carbon County Republican Party) to explain her recent actions to the body, the State Republican Party membership and the entirety of the concerned Wyoming electorate,” Carbon County GOP chairman Joey Correnti IV said.