Wyoming Republicans Send Message: 'Cheney Has Aligned Herself With Leftists'

By Michael W. Chapman | January 14, 2021 | 10:48am EST
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.), chair of the House Republican Conference. (Getty Images)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.), chair of the House Republican Conference. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- In reaction to House Rep. Liz Cheney's (R-Wy.) decision to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, the Wyoming Republican Party sent her a message on Wednesday, stating that she had "aligned herself with leftists," was helping Democrats to "smear the entire conservative movement," and had "denied President Trump due process."

The Wyoming GOP said it was receiving an avalanche of telephone calls, emails, and website posts from Wyoming Republicans who "vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney's decision and actions."

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (R) and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA) (L), alongside House Impeachment Manager Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO), look on as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds the signed article of impeachment during an engrossment ceremony after the US House of Representatives voted to impeach the US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (R) and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA) (L), alongside House Impeachment Manager Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO), look on as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds the signed article of impeachment during an engrossment ceremony after the US House of Representatives voted to impeach the US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

"These are only some of the themes of the comments we have received," said the Wyoming GOP. "We as a Party respect our elected officials and assume that they will respect and represent their constituents. We are receiving the message loud and clear that what happened yesterday is a true travesty for Wyoming and the country."

The party's Jan. 13 message to Cheney is printed below: 

"Wyoming Republicans' Message to Representative Cheney

"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.

(Screenshot, Casper Star Tribune)
(Screenshot, Casper Star Tribune)

"Considering the overwhelming interest in this issue the Wyoming Republican Party leadership felt that it was important to share with Representative Cheney the nature of the comments and outcry we have received.

  • By announcing her decision to vote for impeachment Representative Cheney denied President Trump due process; she judged the “evidence” before it was presented and refused to listen to the arguments made.

  • Wyoming voted for the reelection of President Trump by a margin of 70% to 30%. 195,000 Wyomingites voted for President Trump. Representative Cheney is in Washington, DC to represent Wyoming’s interest, not the interest of the beltway elites.

  • President Trump did not incite anyone to riot. Read the transcript of what he said and watch the video.

  • We have watched the leftists and progressives in this country riot, burn, kill, maim, loot and destroy cities and communities for 7 months, often with Democrat leaders egging them on, bailing them out and refusing to condemn their actions.

  • Representative Cheney has aligned herself with leftists who are screaming that what happened last Wednesday is the “worst thing ever in our history” (or similar such claims). That is absurd and shows their lack of knowledge of history as well as their willingness to skew the facts to further their corrupt agenda.

  • The Democrats are using this to smear the entire conservative movement and all Republicans. By voting to impeach, Representative Cheney is helping them in that effort.

  • Wyoming’s way of life and our entire economic future is under attack. We count on our elected officials to protect us. This move to impeach President Trump shows that we have a real reason to fear what is going to happen under the Biden administration.

  • This move to impeach President Trump makes it that much more difficult for our country to solve the serious problems we have, including Chinese and Iranian aggression, our overwhelming debt, and the catastrophic response to covid19.

"These are only some of the themes of the comments we have received. We as a Party respect our elected officials and assume that they will respect and represent their constituents. We are receiving the message loud and clear that what happened yesterday is a true travesty for Wyoming and the country."

President Donald Trump (Getty Images)
President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

In a statement released before the House voted to impeach the president, for a second time, Rep. Cheney, who is the House Republican Conference Chair, said, 

"On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic.

"Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.

"I will vote to impeach the President."

In the Jan. 13 House vote, 10 Republicans joined with 222 Democrats to impeach the president on one article of impeachment. One-hundred ninety-seven House Republicans voted no on impeachment. 

The final vote was 232-197. 

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