By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis on Tuesday voted against an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, although a razor-thin majority vote by the Senate moved it forward.
All but five Senate Republicans (including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney) voted against the trial, which many political pundits believe is a sign that the former president will likely be acquitted, meaning he can run again for office, should he choose so.
Trump is being impeached on allegations he incited a riot that left five people dead at the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month.
Neither Wyoming senator had stated publicly whether or not they would vote for or against the trial, but Lummis has been an outspoken supporter of Trump since he was elected.
Barrasso has supported Trump, but not always as enthusiastically as his colleague. He quickly condemned many new moves made by President Joe Biden’s administration, but was mum on the impeachment.
Of Wyoming’s congressional delegates, only U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney voted to impeach the president, saying she was voting with her conscience and to protect the U.S. Constitution.
Cheney has been censured by three Wyoming county Republican Parties for her vote to impeach and she was condemned by the state Republican Party for her actions.
However, it should be noted that Cheney’s votes in the House of Representatives aligned with Trump more often than not, with her votes backing him 93% of the time.