(UnitedVoice.com) – Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was once one of the most powerful congressional Republicans. That all changed when she championed the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump at the end of his term. Her decision led to the end of her congressional career, but now she has found a new job.
On March 1, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics announced the former congresswoman would be joining its staff as a professor practice. According to the statement on Twitter, Director Larry Sabato said Cheney “serves as a model of political courage [and] leadership” while American “democracy [is] under fire.”
Cheney said she is “delighted” to join the staff at UVA. She said she believes working to protect the United States’ “constitutional republic is the most important work of our time.” The former congresswoman expressed excitement to work with the staff and students at the school.
We're thrilled to share @RepLizCheney will be joining us as a Professor Practice. "There are many threats facing our system of government and I hope my work with the Center for Politics and the broader community at the University of Virginia will contribute to finding lasting… https://t.co/TFEnHcPfag pic.twitter.com/UunvEGLC3x
— Center for Politics at UVA (@Center4Politics) March 1, 2023
Sabato told NBC 29 he thinks Cheney is more than a professor. She was “in the eye of the storm for the past several years.”
Cheney certainly has the political experience necessary to work at the Center for Politics. She grew up immersed in Republican politics from the time she was a young girl. Her father, Dick Cheney, served as former President George Bush’s vice president for eight years. He was also the secretary of Defense, House Minority Whip, President Gerald Ford’s White House chief of staff and his deputy chief of staff. Liz Cheney held two positions her father once held, the representative for Wyoming’s at-large district and chair of the House Republican Conference.
There are also rumors former Rep. Cheney could run for president in 2024. Though she has not declared a campaign yet, there are those who expect it to happen because she has said she would do “whatever it takes” to stop former President Donald Trump from winning a second term. She has said she is thinking about it.
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