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‘In the immortal words of Donald Trump…”You’re fired!”’ Wyoming county GOP parties say they’ll no longer recognize Liz Cheney as Republican after she voted to impeach over January 6 riot

 Two county Republican parties Wyoming have announced they will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a GOP member because of her vote to impeach Donald Trump.

'In the immortal words of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump ..."You're Fired!''' read recent letters to Cheney from GOP officials in Park and Carbon counties.

Wyoming has 23 mainly rural counties and the officials in Park and Carbon counties voted unanimously over the last week in favor of the latest form of censure against Cheney.

In February, the state GOP voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump for his role in the January 6 US Capitol riot.

In May, Republicans in Washington, DC, voted to remove Cheney from her No. 3 House GOP leadership position after she maintained criticism of Trump for the riot and for his assertions that voter fraud deprived him of re-election.

Some local Republican Party officials in Wyoming have announced they will no longer recognize Liz Cheney (above) as a party member because of her vote to impeach Donald Trump

Some local Republican Party officials in Wyoming have announced they will no longer recognize Liz Cheney (above) as a party member because of her vote to impeach Donald Trump

She was the most high profile of 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach Trump (seen above in Phoenix on July 24)

She was the most high profile of 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach Trump (seen above in Phoenix on July 24)

The Wyoming votes are largely symbolic. The Republican Party can withdraw or withhold support from GOP officeholders and candidates in a variety of ways but can´t oust anybody from the party.

Cheney has described her vote to impeach and criticism of Trump as putting principle and the US Constitution above the former president.

'Liz will continue to fight for all the people of Wyoming,' Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler told the Casper Star-Tribune.

'She knows that she and all elected officials are bound by their duty under the US Constitution, not by blind loyalty to one man.'

Republicans in other Wyoming counties have requested copies of the Carbon County GOP resolution and 'at least three or four' are likely to pass similar resolutions soon, Carbon County Republican Party Chairman Joey Correnti predicted.

At least seven Republicans are running against Cheney in next year's GOP primary. 

Trump has said he plans to endorse one of Cheney's opponents within the next few months.

Cheney nonetheless has reported record fundraising, far exceeding of any of her competitors so far.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Cheney as the only Republican on the newly created select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Cheney as the only Republican on the newly created select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol

Last month, Cheney announced that her campaign raised almost $1.9million in the second quarter of 2021, hundreds of thousands of dollars more than Rep. Elise Stefanik, the Republican from New York.

Stefanik replaced Cheney as the House GOP No. 3 after Cheney voted to impeach President Trump.

Her campaign said the $1.88million raised from April to June was a record for the Wyoming Republican.

The dueling totals will be seen as a measure of pro and anti-Trump sentiment in the Republican Party as it wrestles with the former president's legacy while preparing for next year's midterms and a chance to take back the House.

Cheney supporters will see it as vindication for daring to speak out against Trump's unfounded claims that he won the 2020 election.

She was the most high profile of 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach Trump.

But it came at a cost. Since then she has been ousted as chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, and replaced by Stefanik.

And she faces pro-Trump primary challengers next year. State Senators Chuck Gray and Anthony Bouchard have already announced they will run against her.


Kevin Seifert, her political adviser, said it was encouraging to see so many back Cheney's stance on the constitution, conservative values and the rule of law.

'As these fundraising numbers make clear, she has robust support in this fight,' he said.

'Liz is demonstrating the type of effective, principled leadership that Wyoming deserves from its Representative.

'She will continue to fight the Biden Administration’s overreach and articulate how Republicans can offer a better way forward for the nation.'

Stefanik's campaign also claimed a new record, saying its total of $1.467 million was a new high for the second quarter of a year without an election.

It said Elise for Congress now has more than $2.1 million on hand - ten times more than all her opponents combined.

'I continue to be humbled, grateful, and blown away by the unprecedented small-dollar financial support for Team Elise and our mission,' she said.

'It’s clear that grassroots patriots across America are fired up, energized, and donating in historic numbers.'

Although she lost her leadership to Stefanik, Cheney has made clear she does not regret her criticism of Trump.

'It became very clear that staying in leadership would require me to perpetuate the lie about the last election, perpetuate the big lie, perpetuate things that are dangerous,' she told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview.

'I’m not willing to do that. Elise is willing to do that.'

And she attracted fresh anger when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named her as the only Republican on the newly created select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

'Congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation of the most serious attack on our Capitol since 1814,' she said.

'That day saw the most sacred space in our Republic overrun by an angry and violent mob attempting to stop the counting of electoral votes and threatening the peaceful transfer of power.'

Cheney supported Pelosi's decision to block two Republicans - Congressmen Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, both strong allies of Trump - from serving on the panel after House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy named them as their picks. 

Trump made his feelings clear when she was ousted from the leadership post.

'Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being,' he said in a statement. 

'I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. 

'She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our country.'     

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