The Wyoming GOP has voted to no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a Republican.
The state party’s central committee voted 31-29 to pass the resolution in Buffalo over the weekend.
While the move is strictly symbolic and does not strip the congresswoman of any power, it may have an impact on her upcoming race. There are already four candidates planning to primary her.
Cheney has become a controversial figure on the right after voting to impeach former President Donald Trump and serving on the January 6 committee investigating the protest at the Capitol.
The Wyoming Republican Party had voted to formally censure Cheney in February and removed her from her role as conference chair in May.
“It’s laughable to suggest Liz is anything but a committed conservative Republican,” said Jeremy Adler, a Cheney spokesperson, told the Casper Star Tribune in response to the resolution passing. “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.”
Despite her overwhelming unpopularity within her own party, Cheney recently told the New York Post that she is not ruling out running for president in 2024. She currently has a 19 percent approval rating among her constituents.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” she told The Post when asked if she would ever consider running in the future.
Trump has been outspoken about his disapproval of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter as well.
“With an approval rating at 19% in Wyoming, people are wise to Liz Cheney,” Trump said in a statement last week. “Cheney is far more unpopular than her father, who just lost his position as the least popular Vice President in American history to Kamala Harris. Democrats would never put up with a Liz Cheney in their ranks.”
Trump went on to call Cheney a “threat to Free and Fair elections.”