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Trump backs Wyoming GOP chair, citing Cheney censure

The Hill logo The Hill 4/15/2021 Lexi Lonas
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Former President Trump endorsed Wyoming GOP chairman Frank Eathorne's reelection bid Thursday, citing Eathorne's censure of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).

"Perhaps, most importantly, Frank has Censured the incompetent Liz Cheney, who couldn't care less about our brave soldiers overseas, and who is willing to fight ridiculous, endless wars instead of preparing for the Big Time enemies that may someday soon face our Country," Trump wrote in a statement.

Cheney has been an outspoken critic of Trump since the Capitol riot and was one of 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of Trump's second impeachment.

Eathorne was elected to chair the Wyoming GOP in 2019 and is seeking reelection for the position.

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"Frank Eathorne continues to fight for our America First Policies as GOP Chairman of the Great State of Wyoming. He is highly respected by everyone, fighting for your Second Amendment and continually growing the Republican Party," Trump wrote.

"Frank has my Complete and Total Endorsement for his re-election. He will never let you down!" Trump added.

Eathorne was one of the Republicans in the state to lead the charge to formally censure Cheney after her impeachment vote. She is the third-highest ranking Republican House member.

Despite the censure, Cheney has not backed off her criticisms of Trump, saying she would not support him if he ran again in 2024 and that he does "not have a role as a leader of our party going forward."

Trump called for the Republican party to get rid of Republicans like Cheney and others who voted to impeach him after the Capitol riot.

Although Cheney has faced backlash for her tough stance on Trump, she was able to raise $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2021 for her reelection campaign.


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