Barrasso on Cheney

'It's of great value to have Wyoming in leadership positions'


SHERIDAN — As early as next week, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, will face a vote that could remove her from the third-highest leadership role in the U.S. House of Representatives.

And while Sen. John Barrasso stopped short of expressing support for Cheney during a visit to Sheridan May 6, he said removing a Wyoming resident from one of the House’s highest offices would be a major loss for the state. Cheney currently serves as the House Republican Conference Chair.

“I think it’s always helpful to have Wyoming in the forefront of all activities, including on the House floor,” Barrasso told The Sheridan Press after he spoke at a Rotary Club of Sheridan Wyoming lunch Thursday. “That’s how our voice is heard. Wyoming is certainly different than states on the East and West coasts. The leader of the Senate in the Democratic Party is from New York and the Speaker of the House is from California. They have very little understanding of our needs in our state. The more Wyoming’s voice can be heard, the better.”

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