Cheney says she will not resign from her position after Wyoming Republican Party censure

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday she will not resign despite being censured by her state Republican Party over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.

“Non sono (going to resign) Chris,” Cheney, il no. 3 Republican in the US House of Representatives, told Chris Wallace onFox News Sunday.” “E guarda, I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our most important duty is to the Constitution, and as I’ve explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across this state, voters all across this state, the oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment, and it doesn’t bend to partisanship. It doesn’t bend to political pressure. It’s the most important oath that we take. And so I will stand by that, and I will continue to fight for all the issues that matter to us all cross Wyoming.
The Wyoming Republican Party’s motion to censure Cheney, who easily survived a House Republican Conference vote to remain in her leadership spot last week, called for her to “subito” resign. The formal censure is the latest example of a state GOP punishing lawmakers who have bucked Trump.
The state party also intends towithhold any future political fundingfrom her, the motion said. And it called on Cheney to repay donations to her 2020 campaign from the state GOP and any county Republican Parties.
    Asked specifically Sunday about the censure, Cheney said the Wyoming Republican Party ismistaken.
    I think you have to read the language of the censure partly, you know I think people in the party are mistaken, they believe that BLM and Antifa were behind what happened at the Capitol, that’s just simply not the case,” lei disse.
    The Republican congresswoman has faced intense backlash from Trump loyalists for her vote last month to impeach Trump for “istigazione all'insurrezione,” following the January 6 attacco al Campidoglio degli Stati Uniti. In a statement before she cast her vote, Cheney said Trumpsummoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.
    There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she said at the time.
    House Republicans last week voted 145 per 61 in favor of keeping Cheney on as conference chair after she defended her support for impeachment during a contentious closed-door conference meeting.
      Cheney, who was one of just 10 Repubblicani who voted to impeach Trump for a second time, previously told CNN she does not regret her impeachment vote. “Assolutamente no,” lei disse.
      The other nine lawmakers have also faced a wave of anger at home, with Republican officials, donors and voters condemning their votes and primary challengers launching their campaigns early. La settimana scorsa, the South Carolina Republican Party voted to formally censure rappresentante. Tom Rice, who delivered one of the most surprising votes for impeachment.

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