49 Facts About Liz Cheney


Elizabeth Lynne Cheney is an American attorney and politician who has been the U S representative for since 2017.

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Liz Cheney's chaired the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, from 2019 to 2021.

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Liz Cheney's held several positions in the U S State Department during the George W Bush administration, notably as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives.

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Liz Cheney's promoted regime change in Iran while chairing the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group with Elliott Abrams.

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Liz Cheney's was a candidate for the 2014 election to the U S Senate in Wyoming, challenging three-term incumbent Mike Enzi, before withdrawing from the race.

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Liz Cheney's is considered one of the leaders of the Republican Party's neoconservative wing and was critical of the foreign policy of the Donald Trump administration, but simultaneously voted steadfastly in support of Trump's overall agenda.

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Liz Cheney attended part of sixth and seventh grade in Casper, Wyoming, while her father campaigned for Congress.

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In 1984 Cheney graduated from McLean High School in suburban Washington, D C, where she was a cheerleader.

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Liz Cheney's received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College, her mother's alma mater, where she wrote her senior thesis, "The Evolution of Presidential War Powers".

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Liz Cheney's received her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996.

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Liz Cheney's was Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the former Soviet Union, and a USAID officer in U S embassies in Budapest and Warsaw.

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In 2002, Liz Cheney was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, a preexisting vacant post with an "economic portfolio", a mandate to promote investment in the region.

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The Sunday Times reported that Liz Cheney's appointment was "the most intriguing sign that America is getting serious about Middle East reform" and "a measure of the seriousness with which the administration was taking Middle East programmes for literacy, education, and reform".

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Liz Cheney's task was to channel money to prescreened groups, some of which were not identified publicly for fear of retaliations from extant governments they sought to undermine.

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Liz Cheney's participated in the campaign's "W Stands for Women" initiative to target female voters.

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Liz Cheney oversaw the launch of two semi-independent foundations, the Fund of the Future, to provide capital for small businesses, and the Foundation of the Future, to promote freedom of the press and democracy.

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Liz Cheney headed the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group, established in March 2006, a unit within the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

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In June 2007 Liz Cheney signed on as one of three national co-chairs of Fred Thompson's 2008 presidential campaign.

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Liz Cheney's guest-hosted programs such as Hannity and Fox News Sunday.

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Liz Cheney was expected to receive strong fundraising, but was subject to public perceptions of carpetbagging, having lived in Wyoming only a few years as a child before purchasing a home there in 2012.

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Liz Cheney's campaign was marred by criticism from her championing of "hawkish" foreign policy positions to a public spat with her sister over her opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Liz Cheney won 21 of 23 counties, losing Albany and Teton Counties to Hunter.

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Liz Cheney's co-sponsored legislation that would end protection for grey wolves in the Endangered Species Act.

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In May 2019, Liz Cheney said that Peter Strzok and another FBI agent who sent personal text messages in which they disparaged various politicians sounded as if they were planning a "coup" and may be guilty of "treason".

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Liz Cheney criticized her words, saying they showed "disrespect" for Holocaust victims.

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At a House Republican Conference in July 2020, some Republicans, including Jim Jordan of Ohio and Andy Biggs of Arizona, criticized Liz Cheney for defending Dr Fauci amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and for previously endorsing Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie's primary opponent.

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Liz Cheney signed a letter demanding Swalwell's removal from the House Intelligence Committee.

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Liz Cheney's said, "the extent to which [the Chinese Communist Party] caused [COVID-19] to be spread around the world has really shone a spotlight on the nature of that regime, and has really focused the attention of not just people in the United States but our allies around the world on the threat that they pose and how important it is we protect ourselves by moving supply chains, by ending our dependence on the Chinese government".

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In 2019, according to the New York Times, Liz Cheney publicly feuded with Rand Paul over who was "Trumpier".

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Liz Cheney said that Trump "lit the flame" of the riot and did nothing to stop it.

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Liz Cheney's is an important leader in our party and in our nation.

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Liz Cheney raised the possibility of a criminal investigation of Trump for provoking violence and said he "does not have a role as a leader of our party going forward".

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Salon wrote that although Liz Cheney is "arch-conservative", she is "now considered too liberal for some GOP extremists".

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said "Liz Cheney is a solid conservative Republican" who "just stood up and told the truth" in May 2021.

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In May 2021, Liz Cheney said that she intends to be "the leader, one of the leaders, in a fight to help to restore our party".

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Liz Cheney has supported bills to further restrict opioids in the face of the opioid epidemic.

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Liz Cheney is a neoconservative who rejects America First foreign policy.

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Liz Cheney's has criticized what she has called the "Putin wing" of the Republican Party.

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Liz Cheney is a strong supporter of Israel and has expressed support for Israeli plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.

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Liz Cheney's signed a letter addressed to former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that reaffirms "the unshakeable alliance between the United States and Israel".

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Liz Cheney's said that repealing the resolution "would send a message of weakness to our adversaries and allies alike".

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Liz Cheney voted to include provisions to draft women in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2022.

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In 2018, when U S Senator John McCain criticized CIA nominee Gina Haspel, Cheney again defended the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, saying that they "saved lives, prevented attacks, and produced intel that led to Osama bin Laden".

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Liz Cheney's position is to treat my family as second class citizens.

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In 2009, Liz Cheney refused to denounce adherents of Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories on the Larry King Live show.

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Liz Cheney's said that the birtherism movement exists because "people are uncomfortable with a president who is reluctant to defend the nation overseas".

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In 2009, Liz Cheney gave the keynote address at a dinner hosted by the Center for Security Policy, a conspiracy-oriented SPLC-designated hate group led by Frank Gaffney known for promoting falsehoods about Obama being a Muslim.

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Liz Cheney was selected for the inaugural 2021 Forbes 50 Over 50, a list of notable entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and creators over age 50.

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Liz Cheney's was included in the 2021 Time 100, Times annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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