After Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, a top Republican official in the state raised the issue of seceding from the United States, according to the Washington Examiner.
Wyoming GOP Chairman Frank Eathorne suggested the idea to War Room Pandemic podcast host and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in a weekend interview focused on the decision by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranked Republican in the House, to vote in favor of impeaching Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection related to the deadly riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“We need to focus on the fundamentals that’s been stated in this broadcast, and that is what Wyoming is,” Eathorne stated. “We are straight-talking, focused on the global scene, but we’re also focused at home. Many of these Western states have the ability to be self-reliant, and we’re keeping eyes on Texas too and their consideration of possible secession. Now, they have a different state constitution than we do as far as wording, but it is something that we’re all paying attention to.”
Eathorne “later told the Star Tribune that the idea of seceding was brought up ‘only [in] a brief conversation with the Texas GOP in earlier work with them,’ and added, ‘won’t come up again unless the grass roots brings it up.’”
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