Liz Cheney


(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.

Weird traitor and “Never Trumper” Liz Cheney has threatened Trump aides with criminal charges if they ignore subpoenas to testify before the House select committee in sham hearings related to the peaceful protest at the Capitol on January 6.

Recently, it was reported that Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as well as deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, Steve Bannon, and defense department aide Kash Patel, all of whom have been subpoenaed, are defying their subpoenas and refusing to testify:

The select committee had issued the subpoenas under the threat of criminal prosecution in the event of non-compliance, warning that the penalty for defying a congressional subpoena would be far graver under the Biden administration than during the Trump presidency.

But increasingly concerned with the far-reaching nature of the 6 January investigation, Trump and his legal team, led by the ex-Trump campaign lawyer Justin Clark the former deputy White House counsel Patrick Philbin, are moving to instruct the attorneys for the subpoenaed aides to defy the orders.

The basis for Trump’s pressing aides to not cooperate is being mounted on grounds of executive privilege, the source said, over claims that sensitive conversations about what he knew in advance of plans to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory should remain secret.

“We will fight the subpoenas on executive privilege and other grounds, for the good of our Country,” Trump has said.

Democrats argue that Trump’s executive privilege argument has no legal basis. “In general, people are going to have to appear, or, you know, we will move contempt charges against them,” Cheney says, echoing a threat made on Sunday by Democrat Adam Schiff to “go forward and urge the Justice Department to criminally prosecute anyone who does not do their lawful duty.”

“We’ll see if they show up. If they show up, we’ll be prepared,” Cheney says. The Biden Administration has previously warned of harsh penalties for defying subpoenas, so it’s unclear what is in store for these men when they defy their subpoenas — but we can fully expect them to be punished for purely political reasons, that’s for sure.