Liz Cheney Censured By WY GOP Over Impeachment Vote
Liz Cheney Censured By WY GOP Over Impeachment Vote
“The Wyoming Republican Party voted overwhelmingly to censure Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) for voting to impeach President Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Only eight of the 74-member state GOP’s central committee stood to oppose censure on Saturday in a vote that didn’t proceed to a formal count. The censure document accused Ms. Cheney of voting to impeach even though the House didn’t offer Mr. Trump “formal hearing or due process.””
As the reports note, Cheney was invited to the WY GOP meeting, and declined to attend.
What does the censure vote tell you? Wyoming voters are seriously unhappy with Liz’s choice. As I wrote here, she went merrily down the impeachment road without even stopping to consider taking time to do some due diligence. At the time of her vote, it was glaringly apparent that President Trump did NOT issue any call for any of those cretins to storm the capitol.
But that didn’t matter to Liz. She issued a statement saying she’d fight for Wyoming values and the Wyoming way of life.
What Cheney told House Republicans last night: "It was a vote of conscience. It was a vote of principle—a principle on which I stand and still believe." https://t.co/RS4sC6xhQZ— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) February 4, 2021
Liz Cheney and ALL elected officials are there to represent their constituents. But Liz Cheney didn’t do that, and thus the WY GOP censured her.
But she is still going to fight for Wyoming values and our western way of life! First, Biden’s executive orders are well on their way to killing the oil, coal, and gas industries, all three of which are major contributors to the economy, including well over $150 million in royalties to the school districts each year. With the Biden EO’s, that will come to a screeching halt. Secondly, western values are about the government staying out of our business and staying out of our way. Liz seems to have forgotten that.
Wyoming voters KNEW that Biden was planning to kill their economy and voted for President Trump instead. Liz Cheney, with her impeachment vote sent a strong signal to WY that their preferences don’t matter to her.
#BREAKING: Cheney survives. 61-145-1 was the vote. One was a present vote. She remains conference chair, per multiple sources— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 4, 2021
However, it’s becoming more evident that Liz is not as engaged with her Wyoming constituency as she should be. Otherwise she wouldn’t have said this during the GOP House conference last week.
“I have to tell you I am really, deeply, deeply concerned about where we are as a party. I am very concerned about the extent to which we are spending all of our time on these issues and these battles and not on the battles that really matter, the battles over substance, the battles over ensuring that we don’t watch the Biden administration go down the path where they have an open runway to absolutely eliminate our freedom. I’m also concerned we have to stand up. I owe you the truth, I owe my constituents the truth, you owe us the truth, we all owe each other that, and the truth is: We cannot become the party of QAnon, we cannot become the party of Holocaust denial, we cannot become the party of white supremacy. We all watched in horror on what happened on January 6. We had a memorial service this morning for Officer Sicknick, one of the things that we saw on January 6 were members of the mob attempting to break into this building and breaking into this building wearing badges of Neo-Nazis, wearing the symbols of white supremacy—that can never be us. If we ever want to win another election, if we ever want to get back to the point where we are fighting and battling and convincing people that they ought to support us, we have to do it on ideals. We are the party of Lincoln. We are the party of Reagan. We believe in honor and courage, limited government and low taxes. We believe in a stronger national defense and, mostly, we believe in fidelity to the Constitution of the United States.”
Hold it right there Liz. First, the first part of your statement is absolutely where you should’ve stopped. All of Congress is wasting their time over this impeachment crap. The focus SHOULD be on Biden. But noooo… let’s continue to piss and moan over a speech that President Trump made that was not a call for violence.
Yes, we absolutely are and have been the party of Lincoln and Reagan, and we do believe in this Republic and our Constitution is our lodestar.
Remember this speech from last year?
You should’ve revisited that speech before your hasty vote this January. Furthermore, you decided to lecture your constituents about fringe lunatics like QAnon (whatever the hell that is – I still don’t have a clue), white supremacists, and inferred that too many Republicans are engaging in Holocaust denial. What a classless irresponsible statement!
Do YOU want to win another election Liz? Then you’d better start paying attention and LISTENING to the people who elected you instead of the political elite in Washington D.C. Why? Because those political elites gamed the system for Biden. Wyomingites need a fighter in Congress. One who does NOT side with the political elites nor uses Democrat talking points. Right now, Liz Cheney isn’t that fighter.
Feature Photo Credit: Liz Cheney in Buffalo, WY 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, cropped and modified