Editor’s note 11:25 a.m. Jan 15.: The petition has gained over its goal of 25,000 signatures since the original article was published.
JACKSON, Wyo. — An online petition has gained almost 25,000 signatures asking for the removal of Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY).
The petition comes forth after she received backlash from voting to impeach President Donald Trump after Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.
The petition, which is open for anyone to sign, not just Wyoming residents, 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”
There is no other reason described on the petition for the removal of Liz Cheney, who on Tuesday said that she’s not going anywhere.
“I’m not going anywhere. This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference,” Cheney told the Capitol Hill press pool. “But our nation is facing an unprecedented — since the Civil War — constitutional crisis. That’s what we need to be focused on. That’s where our efforts and attention need to be.”
According to the National Conference of State Legislators, there are 19 states that allow recall elections where citizens can attempt to remove an elected official from office at any time. Typically, the recall process consists of gathering a certain amount of signatures on a petition in a certain amount of time. Wyoming is not one of these states.