By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The Lincoln County Republican Party has joined other county GOP parties in the state in rescinding its recognition of U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as a Republican.
The party overwhelmingly, but not unanimously, passed a resolution on Tuesday evening to rescind Cheney’s Republican status, county party Chairwoman Marti Halverson told Cowboy State Daily on Wednesday.
“Most of the discussion centered on [the resolution saying] ‘Whereas, Representative Liz Cheney has attempted to legitimize her actions and personal political agenda by referring to the majority of Wyoming Republican Voters with terms such as “a misinformed mob, radical extremists, bigots, racists, promoters of the ‘big lie’, enemies of the state, conspiracy theorists, dangerous rot, & white supremacists,'” Halverson said.
She noted that the party also struck a line at the end of the resolution that quoted former President Donald Trump that said she was “fired.”
This is the eighth Republican Party in Wyoming to adopt such a resolution, following in the footsteps of parties in counties including Carbon, Park, Fremont and Uinta. Crook County rescinded its recognition of the representative as a Republican earlier this week.
Carbon County GOP chair Joey Correnti on Tuesday welcomed the Lincoln County Republican Party to the group.
“WELCOME LINCOLN COUNTY!!!” Correnti wrote on the party Facebook page. “Anyone who thought this was just going away, doesn’t understand the cyclic monthly county party meeting schedule. WE’RE DEFINITELY BACK IN ACTION!!!”
Cheney has been criticized by some Republicans in Wyoming for her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump on allegations he encouraged attendees at a rally to invade the U.S. Capitol.
When asked about Cheney’s reaction to these actions by the Uinta and Platte county organizations last month, the representative’s spokesman Jeremy Adler pointed Cowboy State Daily to an earlier statement.
“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 in August.