Politics Wyoming county GOP rejects effort to rescind Cheney's party status
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A Wyoming county Republican Party has rejected an effort to rescind Rep. Liz Cheney's affiliation with the GOP.
The Teton County Republican Party voted down a largely symbolic resolution this week that would have revoked its recognition of Cheney as a member of the GOP, joining the Laramie County GOP, which rejected a similar measure earlier this month.
Several other county Republican parties throughout Wyoming have moved in recent months to rescind their recognition of Cheney, who joined nine other Republicans earlier this year in voting to impeach former President Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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The resolutions have no actual power to strip Cheney of her party affiliation, but act as a symbolic rejection of the Wyoming representative, who is already facing several primary challengers next year. Last week, Trump endorsed one of Cheney's opponents, attorney Harriet Hageman.
Cheney has faced other repercussions within her own party, as well.
In February, the Wyoming Republican Party voted to censure Cheney for her impeachment vote. Months later, in May, House Republicans voted to oust Cheney from her position as conference chair, eventually moving to replace her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.).
Despite the primary challenges and condemnations from within her own party, Cheney hasn't backed down from her criticism of Trump, whom she has described as a threat to democracy for his attempts at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election.
She is serving as the vice chair of the Democratic-led House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Liz Cheney says GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate have cheered her on privately in her fight against Trump .
Cheney explained that lawmakers are refusing to speak up against Trump publicly for fear of being in "political peril" during an appearance on "60 Minutes."Appearing on "60 Minutes" with CBS host Lesley Stahl, Cheney said she had received encouragement from "a lot" of GOP lawmakers.