Wyoming GOP votes to oust Liz Cheney from state party

The congresswoman continues to face backlash for speaking out against former President Trump

Updated: November 16, 2021 - 9:56am

The Wyoming Republican Party voted over the weekend to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney as a member of the party.

The Central Committee of the state party voted 31-29 on Saturday to expel Cheney from its ranks, though the resolution does not strip Cheney of any actual power.

Cheney, who served as the vice chairperson of the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, has continued to pay the price of taking public stances against former President Trump. She was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following the riot.

In February, following the impeachment vote, the Wyoming Republican Party censured Cheney, and in May, she was voted out of her post as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

Despite the ongoing rounds of backlash, all supported by the former president – who is also supporting the GOP candidate attempting to unseat Cheney from Congress – Cheney continues to speak out against Trump.

At a recent event in New Hampshire, she said the country is "confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before," in reference to the former president, who she added is, "attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic."