As we continue to approach the 2024 election in earnest, there are plenty of questions as to just how loyal some within the Republican Party will be when it comes to Donald Trump.
Trump is a political enigma, a unique specimen. He came to Washington DC for the purpose of shaking up the status quo, and he certainly achieved that.
But there are some, like Senator Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who have proven time and again that they aren’t willing to abide by this shakeup, launching any number of attacks against the former President in recent months.
This has now cost Cheney dearly in The Cowboy State.
The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump.Trending:
The 31-29 vote Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming, by the state party central committee followed votes by local GOP officials in about one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican.
Cheney’s team was quick to respond.
It’s “laughable” for anybody to suggest Cheney isn’t a “conservative Republican,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler said by text message Monday.
“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,” Adler added.
The angst regarding Cheney’s take on Trump has also fomented some opportunism in the ranks of Wyoming Republicans, as a number of challengers have already begun campaigning to replace her.