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Wyoming elected officials react to Liz Cheney getting removed from house leadership position

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Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 6:07 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney was removed from her leadership position in the house this week. A couple of Wyoming elected officials say how it will affect Wyomingites.

Sen. Chris Rothfuss, Senate District 9, said he doesn’t agree with many of Cheney’s policies but commends her for voting in a different way than her Republican colleagues. “I love to see those types of hard votes because it shows a depth of character care of integrity that we need from policymakers,” Rothfuss said.

Rep. Chuck Gray of District 57 said republicans made the right choice. “The vote to expel her from leadership. I think it’s a welcomed first step in 2022. We will have that opportunity to remove her from office,” Gray said.

Rothfuss feels Wyomingites have nothing to lose with her out of this position. “I see her position in that caucus as having been a leadership position with the Republican party, but not necessarily anything that specifically influences the state of Wyoming,” Rothfuss said.

Cheney’s position is available in 2022 Sen. Rothfuss said it will be an interesting election. “You have a core of support in the state of Wyoming that’s substantial. That support will continue because it does. I do believe she’s on the right side of history and the right side of this issue. The question is how large is that support and how many of them will show up in the primary,” Rothfuss said.

Gray announced he will be running for Congress in 2022.

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