By a 31-29 count a state committee of the Wyoming Republican Party voted to no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP. The vote marked the second formal rebuke of the Wyoming lawmaker, who was first elected in 2016 to the state's only seat in the U.S. House.
In February, the same state committee voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney for voting to impeach Donald Trump in the wake of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Dr. Charles Dunn, professor emeritus at Clemson University, says Cheney signed her own political “death warrant” by siding with Democrats.
“Leaders have to recognize what the core base of the party is,” he says. “She has run against that core."
Cheney is now facing at least four Republican opponents in the 2022 primary, including Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman whom Trump has endorsed.
Hageman called the latest committee vote "fitting” for Cheney.
“The signs of the times are not good for her,” Dunn says of Cheney. “She's in trouble.”