(RepublicanWire.org) – Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming was hired by the University of Virginia Center for Politics. She will serve as a professor of practice.
“Professors of the Practice” are non-tenure track faculty who possess the expertise and achievements to provide professional instruction in a manner that brings distinction to the appointing School/College and the University.” It’s a title given to experts in various fields.
“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,” she said in the statement. She said she hopes the work will help find “lasting solutions that not only preserve, but strengthen our democracy.”
Cheney served in Congress from 2017 through 2022. She was the No. 3 Republican in the House GOP hierarchy from 2019 through 2021. Cheney was replaced by rising star Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York when Liz fell from grace in the party. Her hatred of Donald Trump ended her somewhat brief political career.
Cheney has spent recent years warning her party, and the public, about the dangers she says Trump poses to the nation. “I have said since January 6 that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office,” she told a crowd in Wyoming last year. “And I mean this.”
She also criticized leading figures in the Republican Party, including Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley.
“I think they are really indefensible decisions,” Cheney said last year on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” She praised Youngkin for his work in Virginia but added, “nobody should be out advocating for the election of people who will not honor the sanctity of our elections process.”
According to the university’s statement, “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.” A little of this, a little of that. Let’s be honest, she was hired for her name and recent battles against Trump and her fellow Republicans in Congress. She essentially grew up in Virginia, not Wyoming, so the University of Virginia is a logical place for her to end up. She graduated from McLean High School in Northern Virginia.
Her contract will run through this year’s fall semester. She has the option to renew for one or more years, according to the Center for Politics. Not too bad for someone who lost her re-election bid in a humiliating primary defeat to a Trump-endorsed candidate. Cheney was toying with the idea of running for president in 2024 but has been silent on the subject in recent months.