Liz Cheney: 'I don' t feel any real downside' to losing chair position

RIVERTON – If there’s one thing Liz Cheney never expected, it was to be called a RINO. The derisive term, an acronym for “Republican in Name Only,” seems not just an unlikely label for Wyoming’s sole U.S. Representative, but an absurd one, given party norms over most of the past 25 years.

Applied, typically, to Republicans who run afoul of generally understood party principles, the put-down in the past tended to be used after a Republican member of Congress cast votes outside the party majority or ran for re-election while espousing something not in the party platform.

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