Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is no longer recognized as the Republican Party member in two counties of Wyoming.
The Republicans in Park County and Carbon County unanimously voted to rescind their recognition of Rep. Cheney as a GOP member. They cited her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump and her decision to serve on the Democrat-led Jan. 6 select committee, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.
In a letter sent to Cheney last week, Martin Kimmet—chairman of the Park County Republicans, wrote, “You will no longer be recognized as the official Republican Congressional Representative by the Park County Republican Party.”
The Carbon County Republicans followed the move by voting unanimously to back a formal resolution to de-recognize Cheney.
“Park County set up the ball, Carbon County spiked it,” Joey Correnti, chairman of the Carbon County Republican Party, said. “And now other counties, I say by the end of the week you’ll have at least three or four other counties that are having meetings that will pass a similar resolution.”
Correnti added that Republicans in Uinta, Big Horn, Laramie and Weston counties have requested copies of his county’s resolution.
In their letter, Carbon County Republicans wrote: “Representative Elizabeth Lynne Cheney, will officially no longer be personally recognized by the Carbon County Republican Party as a ‘REPUBLICAN’ Representative.”
Both letters from Park County and Carbon County to Cheney ended with similar lines: “In short, and in the immortal words of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump … ‘You’re Fired!'”
A number of Republican Party members have rebuked Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump, as well as her criticisms of the former president’s claims of a fraudulent 2020 election.
In May, Cheney was ousted as House Republican Conference Chair and replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who received Trump’s backing.
The Wyoming state Republicans in February voted to censure Cheney for her impeachment vote, and she was eventually removed from her position as House Republican Conference Chair in May.