Dear Editor,

The last two weeks have been some of the most tumultuous in recent memory for us as a nation. The news coming out of Washington, D.C., hit those in Wyoming especially hard. In a state that supported President Trump’s election at a 68.2% rate in 2016 and a 69.9% rate in 2020 (source: NYT), our lone House representative has abandoned the clearly expressed “will of the people” and joined a small group of Republicans who have added their names to the impeach Trump list. The Honorable Liz Cheney added not only her name but also her vitriol when she claimed that Trump, “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” (source: NPR) She called what Trump did the “greatest betrayal” of a U.S. president ever. (source: NPR) Was this done to support the citizens of Johnson County, 75 of whom peacefully rallied in the town square in support of their president, or to earn herself favor with the Washington elites? Clearly she was not thinking of the vast majority of her constituents at home, nor has she been for some time now. 

Wyoming is only allocated one House representative and it needs to be someone who loves this state as much as we do. Now is the time to begin the search for a new Republican candidate to serve on our behalf in 2022. If she will not step aside graciously, then she must be given a true conservative opponent as a challenger, someone who loves and remembers their Wyoming home, not their privileged Virginia upbringing.

Julie Martin


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