On Saturday, the Wyoming Republican Party decided to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as a member of the party.
The 31-29 decision by the state party central committee followed similar votes by Republican leaders in about one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties, according to The Associated Press.
“It’s laughable to suggest Liz is anything but a committed conservative Republican. She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. Sadly, a portion of the Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned that fundamental principle, and instead allowed themselves to be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational man,” According to Jeremy Adler, a Cheney spokesperson, in a statement.
The vote is Wyoming’s second rebuke to Cheney, after her vote to impeach former President Trump for his participation in the Jan. 6 assault on the United States Capitol. The same committee voted to impeach Cheney in February.
After Trump “lit the flame” and “incited the mob” on Jan. 6, Cheney said her vote was both an act of conscience and a method to preserve the Constitution.
In the 2022 Republican primary, Cheney will face at least four opponents. Trump has endorsed one of her opponents, Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman.
According to the Casper Star-Tribune, Hageman called the latest central committee decision “fitting.”
“Liz Cheney stopped recognizing what Wyomingites care about a long time ago. When she launched her war against President Trump, she completely broke with where we are as a state,” Hageman told the newspaper.
If the stories keep coming, maybe it’s a good idea Cheney is separated by more than her ethics.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney got into a yelling war about Greene’s “Jewish space laser” theory.
“I was just talking to Miss Cheney and then she [MTG] starts screaming at Liz. I can’t remember exactly what she said. But they got into a back and forth about Jewish space lasers,” Rep. Jamie Raskin said.
Greene published false and anti-Semitic conspiracies on social media, according to posts uncovered in January by the left-leaning Media Matters for America, alleging that the record 2018 “Camp Fire” wildfire in California was orchestrated by California politicians and wealthy Jewish bankers via a space laser beam in order to clear a path for a high-speed railway.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Camp Fire inferno started in November 2018 and was the worst in the state’s history to that point. The fire was “triggered by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) in the Pulga area,” according to the department.
Greene has a long history of promoting conspiracy theories and has made comments likening mask and vaccine mandates to the Holocaust’s persecution of Jews, for which he later apologized.
The House decision on Thursday will result in a referral to the Justice Department, which will consider whether or not to pursue Bannon criminally.
The final vote was 229-202, with nine Republicans breaking ranks to vote with Democrats, including Rep. Liz Cheney.
Greene was recently bashed on social media over a tweet.
In a tweet commemorating Columbus Day, Greene misspelled Christopher Columbus’ name.
“Happy #ColombusDay!” Taylor Greene wrote.
Greene later deleted the misspelled tweet and replaced it with a new one, but here’s a screenshot of the original:
Greene’s tweet appeared to be a misguided attempt to stir up controversy in reaction to requests for Columbus Day to be scrapped due to the namesake’s bigotry and violence.
Many states have replaced Columbus Day, a federal holiday, with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in solidarity with Native Americans, according to CNN. The purpose of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, according to the network, is to recognize the native populations that were displaced and decimated after Christopher Columbus and other European explorers reached the continent.”