Cheney’s Decision Criticized by Her State’s Party
The Wyoming Republican Party came down hard on one of their own when they criticized Rep. Liz Cheney for her decision to vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday. In a statement released on Thursday, the party said that Cheney created a whirlwind in Washington after her vote to impeach the president. As the third-ranking Republican in Congress, there is no doubt that Cheney’s lead on wanting to impeach the president sent ripple effects throughout the party.
Why Vote to Impeach
Cheney defended her decision to impeach Trump, saying that he summoned and assembled a mob that then ascended upon the U.S. Capitol last week, breaking into the hallowed halls as Congress was voting to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The attack is attributed to at least five deaths.
While most of the conservatives in Congress stood by the president, Cheney and nine other Republicans voted to send the article of impeachment on to the Senate to stand trial. Rep. Dan Crenshaw was one Republican who stood by Cheney, saying that she showed her backbone by deciding to vote her conscience.
Wyoming Republicans Would Not Defend
The Wyoming Republican Party was not so understanding. In the scathing response, the party listed specific feedback that it had received from constituents about Cheney’s decision. Some residents accused Cheney of aligning herself with the radical left. Critics also said that they voted for Cheney to represent their interests, accusing her of failing in that endeavor by voting for impeachment.