By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The Laramie County Republican Party could soon join the ranks of other Republican party groups across Wyoming that have censured U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney for her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.
According to an email sent from an address belonging to the Laramie County GOP, a resolution to censure Cheney was submitted for consideration during the party’s meeting Tuesday.
The unidentified party official who responded to questions from the Cowboy State Daily said he or she was not sure how the resolution would fare.
“While I normally have a good read on where the votes on resolutions will fall, this one is definitely going to have mixed votes and will likely be pretty split with whichever way it falls,” the email said.
When asked for a name, the person did not respond.
A censure is an expression of disapproval and has no binding effect on its subject.
Multiple Republican parties across Wyoming, including the Wyoming GOP itself, have censured Cheney over the last month in response to her impeachment vote.
Cheney voted to impeach the former president after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. She said at the time that her vote was based on the fact she believed Trump had incited the mob to action.
Five people died as a result of the attack.
Earlier this month, congressional Republicans voted overwhelmingly to keep Cheney in House leadership by a 145 – 61 margin.
“This is just an example that the Republican Party is a very big tent, everyone is invited in, and when you look at the last election, we continue to grow and in two years, we’ll be the majority,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said.
The Wyoming Republican Party wasn’t as supportive, however.
“Representative Cheney has aligned herself with leftists who are screaming that what happened last Wednesday is the ‘worst thing ever in our history’ (or similar such claims). That is absurd and shows their lack of knowledge of history as well as their willingness to skew the facts to further their corrupt agenda,” the Wyoming GOP said in a statement.