|Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney|
|U.S. Representative from Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2017 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Elizabeth Lynne “Liz” Cheney (born July 28, 1966) is the At-Large representative of Wyoming. Cheney accepted an appointment by Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the partisan Pelosi Panel whitchhunt investigating the January 6 Capitol protests after a bi-partisan panel had been voted down. Originally elected as a Republican, on May 12, 2021, Cheney was removed from her leadership position within the House GOP conference. The Republican Party of Wyoming voted in November 2021 to no longer recognize her as a Republican due to her persistent unjustified ranting against Donald Trump and his supporters. Cheney lost to her Trump-endorsed rival Harriet Hageman on Jan. 22, 2022 by a vote of 59-6 among GOP leaders in Wyoming. Liz Cheney is the neoconservative daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
In December 2021, Cheney violated basic standards of decency by releasing private text messages provided by Mark Meadows, and then Cheney misleadingly pretended they implicated President Trump when he was not even a sender or recipient of any of the texts. Cheney has gone on a rampage against Meadows and other Republicans, voting to hold Meadows and others in contempt for possible imprisonment.
Since 2017 she has pretended to represent Wyoming in Congress, despite not really living there. Cheney is an heir to a fortune garnered by her father Dick Cheney in $45 million paid to him by the globalist defense contractor Halliburton, as he advanced the neocon agenda prior to becoming Vice President. Her inflated view of herself may have resulted from her role occasionally filling in for Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor.
Cheney opposed standing up against Democrat election fraud on Jan. 6, 2021, and espoused Leftist talking points demonizing President Trump and Trump supporters as "white supremacists" and "domestic terrorists."
Married to an attorney who is a partner at a wealthy liberal D.C. law firm, Cheney has served in the State Department as a senior Middle East advisor. A neoconservative and RINO, Cheney has attacked and opposed President Trump and many prominent conservatives using lamestream media agitprop to appease the D.C. establishment. After her election to Congress, she served as the chair of the House Republican Conference, but many prominent House Republicans and Wyoming constituents called on her to resign after her disgraceful siding with Dems in their unjustified second impeachment of President Trump. She even "quietly orchestrated a Washington Post op-ed by 10 living former defense secretaries cautioning that then-President Trump might attempt to politicize the military." As a result, she was removed from her leadership post by House Republicans in May 2021.
United States House of Representatives
On February 1, 2016, Cheney announced her candidacy for the Wyoming at-large open seat vacated by Rep. Cynthia Lummis in the House of Representatives as a Republican. She won the primary and later general election held on November 8, 2016.
Opposition to Trump and conservatives
Following remarks by adamant conservative Steve King that were completely misconstrued by liberals and the MSM to falsely portray him as "racist", Cheney joined the establishment smears against him and called for his resignation. King quickly pushed back at Cheney's slanderous claims.
Cheney again attacked Rep. King in mid-August 2019 after he bluntly argued against only allowing abortions for children who were conceived out of rape, calling on him to resign. This was concurrent with other attacks against the representative, all of which misconstrued his obvious point and instead tried to portray him as a misogynist.
After libertarian Republican representative Thomas Massie forced a vote on a pork-filled coronavirus relief bill, angering many, Cheney donated to his primary opponent Todd McMurtry. Cheney later embarrassingly demanded McMurtry return campaign contributions after racist tweets of his surfaced. Massie, after handily winning his primary, called out Cheney for the failed attempt to oust him.
At a House GOP conference held on July 21, 2020, Cheney faced massive criticism from the more conservative, pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus, whose members called her out on mere lip service to Trump and conservative causes. In the closed-door meeting, she sparred with several anti-establishment movement conservatives including Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, and Chip Roy; Gaetz later called for Cheney to resign from her position. Roy reportedly had called out the Wyoming representative for being highly supportive of Fauci, and others criticized her for backing fiscal conservative Thomas Massie's primary challenger. President Trump soon called out Cheney, tweeting that she "is only upset because I have been actively getting our great and beautiful Country out of the ridiculous and costly Endless Wars."
A neoconservative and hawkish backer of perpetual war, Cheney worked with liberal anti-Trump Democrats in early July 2020 to undermine President Trump's plans to withdraw troops from the Middle East.
Following heavy election fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Cheney in late November 2020 called for Trump to concede. She later sent a memo to other House Republicans in opposition to objecting to the Biden electors. After a largely peaceful protest organized by Trump supporters in the U.S. Capitol where a small mob likely comprised partly of Antifa infiltrators and paid protesters violently broke into the Capitol building, Cheney absurdly blamed Trump for the breaking and entering, saying: "There’s no question the president formed the mob, the president incited the mob, the president addressed the mob. He lit the flame."
Based upon Cheney's unreasonable support of Trump's second impeachment, more than 115 members of the U.S. House favor removing Cheney as chair of the House GOP Conference, over half of the conference no longer supports her. These Republican members want to express no confidence in Cheney’s leadership. Andy Biggs and Matt Rosendale are promoting a petition to hold a special conference meeting so that a debate and a vote be held on a resolution calling on Cheney to resign. Cheney survived the 2021 closed-door vote reportedly by a 145–61 tally.
Based upon her unreasonable support of Trump's second impeachment, Wyoming state Senator Anthony Bouchard has announced a primary challenge to Cheney in 2022. The Wyoming Republican Party voted on February 6, 2021, to censure Cheney for voting to impeach Trump. The vote was overwhelming, only eight members out of 74 members of the state party's central committee opposed the censure. Over the next several months, other members of the House GOP leadership began distancing themselves from her, and on May 12, the caucus voted to remove her as chair. Afterwards, Cheney remained defiant, claiming, without evidence, that Trump lacked "dedication to the Constitution," and vowing she would do everything in her power to prevent him from winning a third election as President.
Cheney is married to Phillip Perry. Perry is a Partner at Latham & Watkins, a law firm with offices in Shanghai and Beijing. Latham & Watkins describes itself as “advising” the technology firm Tencent on its investment in an American company. Tencent has been described by the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation as a “tool of the Chinese government,” noting the company has “no meaningful ability to tell the Chinese Communist Party ‘no’ if officials decide to ask for their assistance.” It provides “a foundation of technology-facilitated surveillance and social control” as part of the CCP’s broader crusade “to shape the world consistent with its authoritarian model,” the State Department report adds. Amnesty International rated Tencent’s data encryption capabilities zero out of 100, noting it hadn’t “stated publicly that they will not grant government requests to backdoor.”
On January 31, 2021, Latham & Watkins boasted that it successfully “persuaded” the U.S. government to lift Trump-era sanctions on state-owned China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (COSCO). COSCO is a controversial, Shanghai-based logistics company labeled as a “thinly veiled arm of the Chinese military” by a task force of the U.S. House of Representatives. Eleven of its 13 executives boast of high-level CCP affiliations on COSCO’s website. Latham & Watkins also employs as one of Perry's fellow Partners, Hui Xu, whose bio describes him as previously working for China’s Ministry of Commerce where he handled trade remedy, intellectual property, and World Trade Organization matters. The firm also tracks legislative developments in the CCP, often praising the regime’s “vigorous” environmental laws, even noting “President Xi’s announcement signals a renewed effort to improve the fragmented political infrastructure of environmental governance in China.” Latham & Watkins has also praised China’s Five-Year Plans for its “increased focus on climate change and a more open trade environment.”
In My Time (2011) with Dick Cheney.
Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Strong America (2015) with Dick Cheney.
"When we stop fighting before our enemies are defeated, that's not ending wars. That's losing wars." (January 20, 2015).
"All that is wrong with the Iran Deal stems from two fundamental facts: America can't trust Iran and America can't trust Barack Obama." (July 16, 2015).
"#Kaepernick won't have to worry much longer about standing for our National Anthem. With his stats, he'll be playing in Canada soon." (August 30, 2016).
"@POTUS refusal to veto UN resolution against Israel is latest shameful chapter in Obama presidency. US has no stronger ally than Israel." (December 23, 2016).
"Same day @POTUS shamefully commutes Manning sentence, we learn he also freed Bin Laden bodyguard from GTMO." (January 17, 2017).
"Hi @RandPaul I know the 2016 race was painful for you since you were such a big loser (then & now) with a dismal 4.5% in Iowa. No surprise since your motto seems to be “Terrorists First, America Second.”" (September 12, 2019).
- (2010) "Cheney, Liz", Current Biography Yearbook 2010. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson, 103–107. ISBN 9780824211134.
- From 2009–2013, she chaired Keep America Safe. Cheney claims that her non-profit organization "was instrumental in preventing President Obama from transferring terrorists detained at Guantanamo—including the mastermind of 9/11, Khaled Sheikh Mohamed—into the United States." "About Liz Cheney" (February 2016). Cheney for Wyoming website. Retrieved on February 15, 2016.
- Kirkwood, R. Cort (January 16, 2019). King: The Times Garbled My Remarks. Censure Coming? The New American. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Marcin, Tim (January 10, 2019). High-Ranking Republican Cheney Calls GOP Representative Steve King's Comments 'Racist' and 'Abhorrent'. Newsweek. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- McPherson, Lindsey (January 15, 2019). Steve King controversy deepens, with Liz Cheney now calling for resignation. Roll Call.
- Caralle, Katelyn (January 15, 2019). Steve King slams Liz Cheney, Kevin McCarthy over 'white nationalist' comment fallout. Washington Examiner. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Vogt, Baily (August 15, 2019). Liz Cheney calls for Steve King's resignation after rape comments: 'It's time for him to go'. Washington Times. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Bleau, Hannah (August 15, 2019). House GOP Leaders Condemn Steve King’s Controversial Remarks. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Nelson, Steven (March 27, 2020). Who is Thomas Massie? ‘Masshole’ infuriates DC with coronavirus aid stunt. New York Post. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Giroux, Greg (April 16, 2020). Liz Cheney Donates to Massie Opponent After Forced Stimulus Vote. Bloomberg Government. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Two references"
- Edmondson, Catie (April 17, 2020). House Republicans Take Aim at Thomas Massie After Stimulus Vote. The New York Times. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Brufke, Juliegrace (April 18, 2020). Cheney, Turner request return of donations to Massie's primary opponent after racist tweets surface. The Hill. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Picket, Kerry (June 26, 2020). Thomas Massie unloads on Liz Cheney for backing failed primary opponent. Washington Examiner. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Two references:
- Chiu, Allyson (May 13, 2020). Liz Cheney defends Fauci as Fox News hosts and Rand Paul attack him. Washington Post. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Hunt, Casie (July 21, 2020). Liz Cheney attacked over support for Fauci during GOP meeting. NBC News. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Multiple references:
- Zanona, Melinda (July 21, 2020). House conservatives pile on Cheney at GOP conference meeting. Politico. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Fram, Alan and Jalonick, Mary Clare (July 24, 2020). Conservatives lash out at Liz Cheney over Trump criticism. Associated Press. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Brufke, Juliegrace (July 21, 2020). Conservatives clash with Cheney over her support for Fauci, Massie primary challenger. The Hill. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Moran, Sean (July 21, 2020). House Conservatives Launch Revolt Against Liz Cheney, Draw High-Profile GOP Support. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Marquette, Chris and McPherson, Lindsey (July 21, 2020). Cheney and Gaetz and Massie and Trump: House GOP tangled up over loyalty. Roll Call. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Segers, Grace (July 21, 2020). House conservatives target Liz Cheney in a contentious meeting. CBS News. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Wu, Nicholas and Hayes, Christal (July 21, 2020). GOP Trump allies urge Liz Cheney to step down from leadership over her criticisms of the president. USA Today. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Zanona, Melanie (July 21, 2020). House conservatives pile on Cheney at GOP conference meeting. Politico. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Two references:
- Raju, Manu (July 22, 2020). Rand Paul on Liz Cheney: 'I don't think she's good for the country'. CNN. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Moore, Mark (July 23, 2020). Trump hits at Liz Cheney as Republicans call on her to step down. New York Post. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Greewald, Glenn (July 2, 2020). House Democrats, Working With Liz Cheney, Restrict Trump’s Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan and Germany. The Intercept. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Baumann, Beth (November 20, 2020). How Trump Responded When a High-Ranking Republican Called on Him to Concede. Townhall. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Multiple references:
- McCormack, John (January 3, 2021). Liz Cheney: Objecting to Electoral College Votes Sets ‘Exceptionally Dangerous Precedent’. National Review. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Caruso, Jay (January 3, 2021). In memo, Republican Liz Cheney condemns pro-Trump election challenges. Washington Examiner. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Miguel, Luis (January 4, 2021). McCarthy Supports Challenge of Electoral College Results, Liz Cheney Calls It “Dangerous Precedent”. The New American. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Two references:
- Coleman, Justine (January 6, 2021). Liz Cheney blames Trump for riots: 'He lit the flame'. The Hill. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Kruta, Virginia (January 6, 2021). ‘He Lit The Flame’: Liz Cheney Says Trump Created And Incited The Mob. Daily Caller. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Moran, Sean & Matthew Boyle. Half of House GOP Supports Movement to Remove Liz Cheney as House GOP Chair, Breitbart, January 19, 2021.
- Brufke, Juliegrace. More than half of House GOP commits to vote for a resolution calling for Cheney to step down from leadership, The Hill, Washington, DC, January 19, 2021.
- Brufke, Juliegrace; Lillis, Mike; Wong, Scott (February 3, 2021). Republicans rally to keep Cheney in power. The Hill. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
- Zanona, Melanie & Olivia Beavers. Liz Cheney’s problems pile up, Politico, January 21, 2021.
- Pentchoukov, Ivan. Republican Party Censures Cheney Over Vote to Impeach Trump, The Epoch Times, February 7, 2021.
- Margolis, Matt. Breaking: Liz Cheney Ousted from GOP Leadership, PJ Media, May 12, 2021.