If you’re a Republican and you voted to impeach President Donald Trump, you may face backlash from your colleagues.
You also might risk losing support from right-wing voters, many of whom have condemned GOP members who turned on Trump.
For instance, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is definitely on the hot seat.
She was one of 10 Republicans who voted to remove Trump from office, and now she’s facing definite repercussions for her actions.
Cheney claimed that Trump was partially responsible for the Washington D.C. riots. But obviously, many of her peers did not agree.
And now, they’re officially chastising her for it (from Fox News):
Wyoming’s Carbon County Republican Party voted unanimously to censure Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., for voting with nine other House Republicans to impeach President Trump on charges of ‘incitement of an insurrection.’
The censure is currently being considered by the Wyoming Republican Party’s State Central Committee.
To be specific, GOP members in the state believe Cheney essentially betrayed her party and constituency.
As it says in the resolution:
Representative Cheney has violated the trust of her voters, failed to faithfully represent a very large majority of motivated Wyoming voters, and neglected her duty to represent the party and the will of the people who elected her to represent them.
Republicans have another problem with Cheney’s vote:
They claim she “judged the evidence before it was presented and refused to listen to the arguments made.”
And the hurdles don’t end there for Cheney, either.
Now there’s an online petition circulating, which demands that Cheney be recalled. That petition has compiled over 33,000 signatures.
Cheney isn’t backing down, though.
She maintains that the President “incited a mob to attack and interrupt the democratic process.” And other Republicans echoed this sentiment.
GOP members like Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) voted to impeach as well.
But anyone who voted to impeach will undoubtedly face similar problems within the party. And voters are clearly upset, too, as evidenced by social media outcry.
The big question now is, how might all this affect their political futures…?
- Republicans in the state of Wyoming want to censure Rep. Liz Cheney for voting to impeach.
- The resolution claims Cheney “neglected her duty to represent the party.”
- There is also a Change.org petition asking to recall Cheney. This has over 33,000 signatures.
Source: Fox News