Republican National Committee Votes Friday to Censure Liz Cheney
Liz Cheney has already been censured by the Wyoming Republican party, now it's going national.
It was a resolution to expel Cheney but it was changed to censure.
A resolution has cleared an RNC committee vote on Thursday the censure will probably “be approved by the RNC’s full body at its winter meeting on Friday,” according to Politico.
The resolution will rebuke two lawmakers for their participation on the January 6 committee, Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for their conduct on the January 6 committee.
The resolutions stopped short of expelling them from the Republican House conference.
“Several RNC members said they feared it would create a political headache for both the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, and the RNC chair, Ronna McDaniel,” said Politico. “McDaniel said in November that Cheney ‘obviously’ is ‘still a Republican.'”
A censure does not actually carry any weight.
CENSURE: Express severe disapproval of (someone or something), especially in a formal statement.
“This is not about them being anti-Trump,” said Harmeet Dhillon, national committeeperson from California. “There are plenty of other people in the party who are anti-Trump whose names don’t appear in the resolution. These two took specific action to defy party leadership.”
In a statement on Thursday, Cheney said that the censure shows that Republican leaders have beholden themselves to former President Donald Trump:
"The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to overturn a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy."
"I’m a constitutional conservative and I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump. History will be their judge. I will never stop fighting for our constitutional republic. No matter what."
Kinzinger will be retiring from Congress at the end of this term. Liz Cheney faces a tough primary challenge in the state of Wyoming and a Wyoming GOP that has already expressed their disapproval of her.
Yet Cheney has raised so much money, over $7 million, one has to wonder what the plans to do with it all. It does not take anywhere near $7 million to run for office in Wyoming.