What We Know About Liz Cheney's Post-Congressional Life

Liz Cheney has a famous last name, thanks to former Vice President Dick Cheney, who is also her dad. Liz Cheney followed in the political footsteps of her father and made a name for herself. She was the U.S. representative for Wyoming from 2017 to 2023. For two years, the congresswoman served in the third-highest position in the House Republican Leadership as the chair of the House Republican Conference. She was also the Vice Chair of the committee handling the 2021 attack on the Capitol.

Cheney's run in Congress ended when she lost the Republican primary to Harriet Hageman. The Republican party and Cheney were not on the best terms since she spoke out against former President Donald Trump. Hageman, on the other hand, was endorsed by Trump. However, even without a congressional seat, Cheney's political journey continues. She is still speaking out against Trump and carving a path for the youth interested in government.

Liz Cheney is spending time writing

Liz Cheney is the author of a couple of works. "Exceptional" and "In My Time" are political pieces written in conjunction with her father, Dick Cheney. Now the former House Republican leader is writing a tell-all depicting the violence and aftermath that ensued from the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The memoir "Oath and Honor" is expected to be released on November 14, 2023. Cheney witnessed the insurrection firsthand and was a main voice in the Congressional Select Committee's investigation of the attack. The 400-page book is a memoir and a warning.

In a statement released by her publisher, Little, Brown and Company, Cheney said, "The last two years have shown us once again that our constitutional republic is not self-sustaining. It survives only because of the courage and honor of individual Americans. When history looks back on this time, each elected official will have to answer the questions: Did we do our duty? Were we faithful to our oath of office?"

The ex-congresswoman is continuing her duty by releasing details on the siege of the U.S. Capitol, but that's not all. Cheney is also spreading her decades of political knowledge in the classroom.

From politician to professor

Liz Cheney is adding teaching to her resume. The politician is a professor of practice at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. The former representative began the position in March and is signed on through the '23 fall semester, with the ability to renew the role.

In an announcement from the UVA's Center for Politics, Cheney said, "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. I look forward to working with students and colleagues at the Center to advance the important work they and others at the University of Virginia are doing to improve the health of democracy here and around the world."

At the southern state's university, Cheney teaches seminars, has a hand in research, and speaks at public events. Her post-congressional life is still full of politics and the fight for democracy.