(PresidentialHill.com)- After being defeated in last year’s election by a Trump supporter, former Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is joining the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
Due to Trump’s displeasure with Cheney, and making herself the target of Trump’s rally speeches, the former number three Republican in the House was defeated in last year’s primary.
To Republicans who disagree with Trump, the party and its constituents have become more hostile, and her defeat was a glaring indication of the former president’s continued grip on his party.
Cheney has been appointed to the first-ever position of “professor of practice” at the University of Virginia. A news announcement states that she will continue teaching until the autumn semester of 2023.
Among her responsibilities at the center include lecturing on campus and at other institutions, as well as participating to the political research being conducted there.
She said in a statement that she is “very happy” to be taking on the role of Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
Cheney has stated that the most essential mission of our daily lives is to preserve our constitutional republic, adding that our nation’s youth will play a critical part in this endeavor.
“I’m excited to join the Center’s students and faculty in promoting the vital work they and others at UVA are doing to strengthen democracies across the globe,” the failed politician emoted.
After Trump “settled the score” with Cheney for looking to impeach him in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021 Congressional revolt, Cheney lost the Wyoming primary to Republican Harriet Hageman in August of last year. Hageman received the full force of Trump’s support. Cheney was defeated in a devastating landslide.
Rep. Liz Cheney has labeled the January 6 assault on the Capitol as a “conspiracy” and described it as an “ongoing” danger.
Cheney held the position of head of the House Republican Conference (the third highest GOP appointment in the House) until May of 2021. Republicans removed her from power when she criticized Trump’s role in the January 6 uprising.
Cheney maintained her public profile as the most visible Republican adversary of the former president by serving as vice head of the committee examining Trump’s participation in the rebellion on January 6.