Liz Cheney is famous for her powerful position in GOP (Grand Old Party). She held the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership as the Chair of the House Republican Conference. Cheney was among the leading voices against Trump’s Big Lie and condemned him for inciting U.S. Capitol storming. She also supported the impeachment of Donald Trump following the storming. This made her a nuisance for many of the Republicans, and efforts were made to remove her from her position. Though she managed to evade the first voting, she was eventually removed from her position on May 12, 2021. A closed-door House Republican Conference held on that day ousted Liz from her position.
Liz comes from a family with a long political background. She studied law and acted as an international law attorney for a member corporation of the World Bank. Liz also served in the State Department and the U.S. Department for International Development. She also worked at Armitage Associates LLP, a consulting firm, in 1993.
Liz Cheney’s Early Life & Career
Liz Cheney was born on July 28, 1996, in Wisconsin, Madison. Her birth name is Elizabeth Lynne Cheney. She is the daughter of the 46th Vice President of the U.S. Richard Bruce Cheney, and the former Second Lady Lynne Cheney. Richard Cheney (popularly called Dick Cheney) served with the 43rd President George Bush from 2001-2009. Dick Cheney is known as the most powerful Vice President in U.S. history, nicknamed Darth Vader. Liz also has a sister named Mary Cheney. She attended part of her education in Wyoming, where her father campaigned. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with her Juris Doctor in 1996. Liz is married to Philip Perry and has 5 children with him.
She worked at State Department before entering law school for 5 years. Cheney was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. She took control of the Middle East Partnership Initiative. This was a million-dollar project to aid the economic and political development of Middle Eastern countries. When Cheney’s father started his re-election campaign, she left the State Department to support him. She subsequently returned to the State Department in 2004. Liz was given the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives. Liz also headed ISOG in 2006. But this unit was dissolved because of its possible plotting that could escalate the war with Syria and Iran.
Electoral Campaigns Of Liz Cheney and Her Impeachment
Liz campaigned for Senate representing Wyoming in 2014. She challenged the Republican senator Mike Enzi. The Senatorial House expected great results from this campaign. But concerns regarding Liz’s belonging to Wyoming rose up, debating that she moved there in 2012. But in her candidacy video, Cheney cleared that her family had moved to Wyoming since 1852. Even her father represented Wyoming in the House for 10 years. Yet, she received her problematic policies, which could incite war situations and her opposition to same-sex marriages. She withdrew from the campaign in January 2014.
Liz was elected for Wyoming’s House Seat in 2016 with a vote of 60%. She was sworn into office in 2017. In 2018, she was elected as Chair of the House Republican Conference. This made her the 3rd ranking Republican behind Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise. Liz was highly supportive of Trump during the start of his tenure as the President. But later, differences caused a rift between them. Trump went as far as saying to get rid of her during the storming of the Capitol. Liz voiced out her anger against his unethical actions. This, however, wasn’t too much liking of Trump supporters. Liz and 9 others who supported the impeachment of Trump were removed from their positions with Kevin McCarthy’s efforts.
Controversies Surrounding Liz Cheney
Liz is described by many as an arch-conservative. She rejects the America First policy like her father did. Although many of her actions had resulted in great troubles for her. She supported the Barack Obama Conspiracy Theory. This theory denied Obama’s right to the presidency because he was not an original-born American. Although, Obama’s birth certificate was publicized, which stated he was born in Hawaii. She was even accused of being a carpetbagger because was not originally from Wyoming. These allegations were however denied by Liz later. Her public opposition to same-sex marriages also invited much trouble for her.
Liz Cheney Net Worth
Liz earns $1M annually as per reports. She also has a lot of investments in real estate and finances. According to Open Secrets, Liz Cheney’s net worth was $3M in 2018. So as of 2021, Cheney’s worth approximates to $5M – $10M.