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Last week Liz Cheney, along with nine other Republicans, voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. Following is the full list:
- Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
- Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler of Washington
- Rep. John Katko of New York
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
- Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan
- Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington
- Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina
- Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
- Rep. David Valadao of California
These Representative’s move to impeach a President who is deeply loved by his–and their–voting base is an audacious move. Congress is elected to represent those who chose them. When they don’t, people have a right to let them know.
Wyoming has done just that. The Republican Party Central Committee in Carbon County, Wyoming has censured Cheney by a unanimous vote, even has her approval plummets throughout the state. According to a report by The Washington Post Ms. Cheney has practically gone into hiding. The article goes on to say,
The blowback against Ms. Cheney demonstrated Mr. Trump’s undented popularity with the base. Roughly 87% of Republican voters approved of Mr. Trump’s job performance in an NBC News survey conducted after the Jan. 6 riot and his impeachment.
Ms. Cheney was heralded as a new GOP star when she was elected to Wyoming’s single House seat in 2018. She was viewed in Washington as perhaps a future House speaker.
Her political future is now in doubt after she became the face of House Republican support for impeaching Mr. Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
There’s widespread talk in Wyoming of a primary challenge for Ms. Cheney in 2022. In Washington, fellow Republican Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Matt Rosendale of Montana are circulating a petition to knock her off the leadership team
The Republican Party has been forever changed by President Trump. Republicans who think they can return to the neoconservatives days are in for a surprise. The nation has awoken to the reality that Congress is elected by the people to represent them–and they should be expected to do exactly that.
A letter from the Wyoming GOP expresses the outrage Cheney is receiving in clear terms:
The wind in Wyoming has been horrendous today—with gusts up to 65 miles per hour. That is nothing compared to the whirlwind created by Representative Cheney’s announcement that she would be voting to impeach President Trump, and her subsequent follow-through of doing just that.
There has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received. Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any previous time. The consensus is clear that those who are reaching out to the Party vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney’s decision and actions.
The tide has shifted. Patriots are awake and watching. Wyoming may be the first, but likely not the last, to take a firm stand for what they will and won’t tolerate from the people they elect to represent them.
If you wish to communicate with your representatives and make your voice heard you can find them at www.contactingcongress.org.