U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney announced this week that she had officially switched from Republican to Republican Party, which prompted several reporters, including CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, to ask her about this.
But in a bizarre turn of events, a Wyoming GOP official — who is also a veteran — wrote an open letter to her saying that the GOP should no longer recognize her as a Republican because of her changing of party affiliation.
Kathy Hudson is vice chair of the GOP in Wyoming. She addressed her concerns to all county chairmen in the state.
The letter reads in part:
“This was your state’s party, and it is our job to restore its role and to take care of the concerns of our Republican elected officials, the men and women who represent you, and our party.
To do that, we need a Republican state central committee that is comprised of local, state, and national leaders who stand together for the principles that are essential to our success and to the future of our party.”
Hudson went on to say, “a few of us have some legitimate concerns about a candidate who is a registered Democrat/Democrat/decline to state in Wyoming. We need a party that is inclusive, inclusive of everyone, and inclusive of our beliefs.”
CNN has reached out to the Republican Party in Wyoming for comment on the letter, and we will update this story if we receive a response.