Wyoming GOP leaders no longer recognize Cheney as party member

Liz Cheney Ousted From Republican Leadership Role

The Republican Party groups in two Wyoming counties have voted to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as a member of the party.

Martin Kimmet, the chairman of the Park County Republicans, wrote in a Thursday letter to Cheney, “You will no longer be recognized as the official Republican Congressional Representative by the Park County Republican Party,” according to the Casper Star-Tribune

Following this, the Carbon County Republicans voted unanimously to support a formal resolution condemning Cheney.

Carbon GOP Chairman Joey Correnti told the Star-Tribune, “Park County set up the ball, Carbon County spiked it.” 

“And now other counties, I say by the end of the week you’ll have at least three or four other counties that are having meetings that will pass a similar resolution,” Correnti said, adding that Republican parties in Uinta, Big Horn, Laramie and Weston counties have requested copies of his own county’s resolution. 

Cheney has faced public rebukes for her vote to impeach former president Donald Trump. 

The Wyoming state GOP in February voted to censure Cheney for her impeachment vote, and she was eventually removed from her position as House Republican Conference Chair in May. 

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.

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