Two More County GOP Organizations Rescind Recognition Of Cheney

Two more county Republican parties have joined some of their counterparts in rescinding their recognition of U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as Wyoming's Republican representative.

Ellen Fike

August 11, 20213 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Two more county Republican parties have joined some of their counterparts in rescinding their recognition of U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as Wyoming’s Republican representative.

The Republican Parties in both Uinta and Platte counties voted Tuesday to rescind recognition of Cheney, joining GOP groups in Park, Carbon and Fremont counties in disavowing her position.

Park County was the first to do so last week.

When asked about Cheney’s reaction to these additional actions by the Uinta and Platte county organizations, the representative’s spokesman Jeremy Adler, pointed Cowboy State Daily to a statement he gave Tuesday.

“Liz will continue to fight for all the people of Wyoming. She knows that she and all elected officials are bound by their duty under the U.S. Constitution, not by blind loyalty to one man,” he told Cowboy State Daily on Tuesday.

Carbon County Republican Party Chairman Joey Correnti IV noted in an interview with former Donald Trump staffer Steve Bannon earlier this week that Carbon County Republicans no longer recognize Cheney 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.”

Correnti said the decision to disavow 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 the vote for the resolution was unanimous among county party members.

Cowboy State Daily asked Adler about Cheney’s lack of response to the censures, but again, he pointed to the above statement about being bound to the Constitution.

This move comes after Cheney was censured by multiple county Republican parties for her impeachment vote, which stemmed from allegations Trump encouraged a crowd at a speech he gave on Jan. 6 to invade the U.S. Capitol.

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 U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Park County Republican Party was the first in Wyoming to withdraw its recognition of 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.

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