In a statement on Thursday, the party wrote, “The wind in Wyoming has been horrendous today—with gusts up to 65 miles per hour. That is nothing compared to the whirlwind created by Representative Cheney’s announcement that she would be voting to impeach President Trump, and her subsequent follow-through of doing just that.”
“There has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received. Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any previous time.”
The statement continued, “The consensus is clear that those who are reaching out to the Party vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney’s decision and actions.”
The party proceeded to share “the nature of the comments and outcry we have received.”
First, the party claimed Cheney “denied President Trump due process,” by voting to impeach the president. It accused her of judging the “‘evidence’ before it was presented” and charged that she “refused to listen to the arguments made.”
Additionally, the statement noted that 70% of Wyoming residents voted for Trump and accused her of representing the interests of “beltway elites.”
The party also noted the riots that took place over the summer and accused Cheney of aligning herself with “leftists who are screaming that what happened last Wednesday is the ‘worst thing ever in our history’ (or similar such claims).”
“That is absurd and shows their lack of knowledge of history as well as their willingness to skew the facts to further their corrupt agenda,” the statement added.
The statement claimed that Democrats were trying to “smear the entire conservative movement” and that by voting for impeachment, Cheney was “helping them in that effort.”
“This move to impeach President Trump shows that we have a real reason to fear what is going to happen under the Biden administration,” it added.
Finally, the statement said, “We as a Party respect our elected officials and assume that they will respect and represent their constituents. We are receiving the message loud and clear that what happened yesterday is a true travesty for Wyoming and the country.”
Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump on a single charge of “incitement of insurrection.”
In a statement announcing her decision, Cheney said, “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing.”
“None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she added.