The Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee has voted overwhelmingly to censure Congresswoman Liz Cheney for voting to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U-S Capitol, but she’s not backing down.
Only 8 of the 74 committee members stood to oppose censure in a vote that didn’t proceed to a formal count of the resolution accusing Cheney of voting to impeach even though the House didn’t offer Trump a “formal hearing or due process.”
Backers of censure proponents said that by voting to impeach, Cheney opposed the wishes of the 70% of Wyoming voters who chose Trump in the election.
Cheney, one of 10 GOP House members to vote for impeachment, is undeterred by the censure or criticism and is suggesting that if she were in the Senate, she’d vote to convict Trump.
Cheney defended her position yesterday on Fox News Sunday, describing her decision to impeach as a matter of conscience and a constitutional duty and says Trump should be held accountable.
The daughter of former Congressman and Vice President Dick Cheney said that a lawmaker’s constitutional duty “doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure.”