by Ben Whedon
Former Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., will take up a post as a professor at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
“I am delighted to be joining the UVA Center for Politics as a Professor of Practice,” Cheney stated in university press release. “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. I look forward to working with students and colleagues at the Center to advance the important work they and others at the University of Virginia are doing to improve the health of democracy here and around the world.”
Formerly a major player in the congressional GOP, Cheney has seen her political star fade after leading a handful of Republicans in voting for the second Democrat-led impeachment of former President Donald Trump. Republican lawmakers ultimately booted her from her post as conference chair and Cheney was decisively defeated by Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman in the 2022 party primary.
Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato said “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.”
“With democracy under fire in this country and elsewhere around the world, Liz Cheney serves as a model of political courage and leadership,” he continued.
The Wyoming Republican has previously expressed some interest in a president campaign.
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Ben Whedon is the night editor for the Just the News. He came to the company from Breitbart News and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.
Photo “Liz Cheney” by Rep. Liz Cheney. Background Photo “University of Virginia” by University of Virginia.