Uproar ensues in Wyoming over Liz Cheney vote to impeach President Trump
by Pinedale Online!
January 16, 2021
Backlash has been swift in Wyoming towards Congresswoman Liz Cheney after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump after protesters stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. A petition has been posted on the change.org website calling for Cheney to be recalled. The petition reads: "Liz Cheney does not speak for the people of Wyoming we have had enough of these swamp people this petition might not do much but maybe it will tell her we will not sit by and take it anymore."
Wyoming is not one of the states that has a recall option, but supporters are continuing to take signatures as a way to let their voices be heard. As of Saturday morning, January 16th, over 29,000 people had signed the petition.
The recall of local elected government officials in Wyoming is governed by Wyo. Stat. §15-4-110. This statute applies to "cities and charter counties whether or not they have adopted recall provisions. In Wyoming, the right of recall extends to any elected officer of a city or town that is operating under the commission form of government. It does not extend to county officials, officials of special districts, members of school boards, members of the Wyoming State Legislature, representatives from Wyoming to the U.S. Congress or to statewide constitutional officers such as the Governor of Wyoming."
Other options for citizens to express their opinions when they want their voices heard include writing or calling their political representatives, civil discourse and debate with friends, postings on social media, peaceful protests, and making informed choices at the ballot box next election cycle.
Cheney says she will vote to impeach Trump Casper Star-Tribune, trib.com, January 12, 2021
Rep. Cheney crosses party lines, Trump impeached for 2nd time in U.S House buckrail.com, January 13, 2021
Petition Made to Recall Liz Cheney mybighornbasin.com, January 14, 2021
Petition gains nearly 25k signatures asking to ‘Recall Liz Cheney’ buckrail.com, January 15, 2021
Recall Petition change.org
Laws governing recall in Wyoming ballotpedia.org
Wyoming Republican's Message to Representative Cheney www.wyoming.gop, January 13, 2021