Carbon County GOP Passes Resolution Stating Cheney No Longer Represents Them

Joining their Park County counterparts, the Carbon County Republican Party "fired" Liz Cheney from representing them in Congress.

Ellen Fike

August 09, 20213 min read

Cheney 4 20 21

Joining its Park County counterparts, the Carbon County Republican Party has officially rescinded its recognition of U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as its representative.

The group passed a resolution to rescind its recognition of Cheney during a Saturday meeting.

“To further her own personal political agenda, Rep. Liz Cheney has not only caused massive disruption, distraction and division within the House Republican Conference, but has also willingly, happily and energetically joined forces with, and proudly pledged allegiance to Democrat Speaker of the House [Nancy] Pelosi, as a means of serving her own personal interests while ignoring the interests, needs and expectations of Wyoming Republicans,” the Carbon County resolution said.

Carbon County Republican Party chairman Joey Correnti IV noted in an interview with former Donald Trump staffer Steve Bannon that the group is no longer recognizing her as a Republican, although they know she is still legally the Wyoming representative.

“There is no law or rule that restricts the party from giving a recognition as a member of the party,” he said. “We are the party. We are the representative voices of the people of the party.”

In addition, the Uinta County Republican Party is to consider rescinding its recognition of Cheney during its meeting Monday night, according to a social media post.

Correnti said the decision to no longer recognize Cheney came after the group assessed the situation following a censure of her earlier this year.

“Liz Cheney hasn’t quit and she hasn’t listened to the people’s voices,” he said. “With the escalation of her misaligned focus, instead of dealing with the problems of America and the problems of Wyoming, continually to focus on a president that’s no longer in office…we decided to expedite her exodus from the party.”

He noted it was a unanimous decision among the county organization.

Cheney has faced backlash among Wyoming and national Republicans since voting earlier this year to impeach former President Donald Trump on allegations he inspired the crowd at a Jan. 6 address to invade the U.S. Capitol.

Multiple other county-level Republican parties voted to censure Cheney for her actions.

She was also removed from her position as chair of the U.S. House Republican Conference due to her “stepping out of line” from the party.

Cheney is also now serving on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot, a position she was chosen for by Pelosi.

The Park County Republican Party was the first in Wyoming to no longer recognize Cheney as its representative last week.

“In short, and in the immortal words of our 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump… ‘YOU’RE FIRED!’” the Park County group wrote in its letter to Cheney last week.

Share this article



Ellen Fike