Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wyoming GOP Votes to Stop Recognizing Liz Cheney as a Republican; CNN Floats a Liz Cheney Presidential Run, But Ted Cruz Weighs in and Immediately Crushes the Notion

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Wyoming GOP votes to stop recognizing Liz Cheney as a Republican:
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.
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.
In February, the Wyoming GOP central committee voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney, Wyoming’s lone U.S. representative, for voting to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Cheney has described her vote to impeach Trump as an act of conscience in defense of the Constitution. Trump “incited the mob” and “lit the flame” of that day’s events, Cheney said after the attack.
“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,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler said by text message Monday. --->READ MORE HERE
CNN Floats a Liz Cheney Presidential Run, But Ted Cruz Weighs in and Immediately Crushes the Notion:
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was quick to shoot town a trial balloon floated by CNN concerning the chances that Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming could become the Republican presidential candidate in 2024.
Cheney has been among the most vituperative of former President Donald Trump’s critics, claiming that Trump played a key role in the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion, which she has painted as an insurrection.
On Tuesday, she made a Trump-bashing political speech in New Hampshire, which, because it is an early primary state, plays an outsize role in the presidential primary process.
CNN portrayed the speech as the possible start of what could be a successful candidacy for Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
“Is there a lane for Liz Cheney in New Hampshire in 2024?” CNN tweeted Thursday, including a video of panelists discussing Cheney’s 2024 odds.
Follow links below to related stories:

Cruz Suggests Cheney Should Run in the Democratic Primary in 2024

Ted Cruz, Liz Cheney Spar over Her Chances in 2024: ‘It’s Called the Democratic Primary’

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