Disgraced Rep. Liz Cheney to Teach at Virginia University

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Former Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who fell from the party’s good graces after her endless criticism of former President Donald Trump, is taking a new role in education.

The University of Virginia’s Center for Politics announced Cheney’s new position as a “professor of practice” in a statement.

“During her tenure at the center, Cheney will participate in University-wide lectures, serve as a guest lecturer in student seminars with Sabato and other center faculty, contribute to Center for Politics research, and participate in other University and community events,” it reads.

“With democracy under fire in this country and elsewhere around the world, Liz Cheney serves as a model of political courage and leadership,” said Larry J. Sabato, director of the UVA Center for Politics.

“Liz will send a compelling message to students about integrity. She’s a true profile in courage, and she was willing to pay the price for her principles and democracy itself.”

Cheney was the third highest-ranking Republican when she stood against former President Donald Trump and voted with Democrats to impeach him after January 6th. In a stunning rebuke, her colleagues stripped her of her position as conference chair before she served as vice-chair of the House committee to investigate January 6th.

She became one of Trump’s most outspoken and vicious critics in Congress.

Cheney was eventually ousted after a bitter primary battle with Trump-backed Representative Harriet Hageman. In the final weeks of the campaign, she even appeared with Democrats who were running against Republican candidates that supported Trump.

“Preserving our constitutional republic is the most important work of our time, and our nation’s young people will play a crucial role in this effort,” Cheney said of her new position.

“I hope my work with the Center for Politics and the broader community at the University of Virginia will contribute to finding lasting solutions that not only preserve, but strengthen our democracy.”


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