Dec 23, 2022: NBC News: House passes $1.7 trillion spending bill that rewrites U.S. election law, sending it to Biden to sign
The vote was 225 to 201, largely along part lines. Nine Republicans voted for the measure, including outgoing Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming; John Katko and Chris Jacobs of New York; Adam Kinzinger and Rodney Davis of Illinois; Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington; and Fred Upton of Michigan.
Dec 20, 2022: USA Today: Liz Cheney has been a godsend for democracy, but she doesn't fit anywhere in US politics
The departing Wyoming Republican said Monday that former President Donald Trump is "unfit for any office" and should never "serve in any position of authority in our nation again." Her sharp-edged certainty, deployed to save democracy, has been a gift to Democrats, fellow Republican resisters and, above all, America.
But today's GOP is hostile to Cheney precisely because of that mission. And unless working with the opposition has upended her worldview, the Democratic Party won't be a fit, either.
Dec 19, 2022: Arkansas Online: WATCH: Liz Cheney speaks at Crystal Bridges
Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney spoke at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art at 6 p.m. on Monday.
Caryl M. Stern, executive director of the Walton Family Foundation, joined Cheney onstage at the museum.
The event was hosted in honor of the museum's "We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy" exhibition. Previous speakers included former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as Gerald Torres, professor of environmental justice and professor of law at Yale Law School, and chef Nico Albert of the Cherokee Nation.
NPR: The Jan. 6 panel gives Trump another week to turn over subpoenaed documents
"We have received correspondence from the former President and his counsel in connection with the Select Committee's subpoena," Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a statement Friday. "We have informed the former President's counsel that he must begin producing records no later than next week and he remains under subpoena for deposition testimony starting on November 14th." 11.5.22
Dallas Morning News: No recommendation in Texas’ 4th Congressional District
Two years ago we endorsed Pat Fallon, 54, who is finishing his first term as the representative for this district, based on his previous public service and his support for limited government, low taxes, personal responsibility and property rights. But he lost our confidence with his vote to object to the presidential election results after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
We are troubled by other stances Fallon has taken since. He was one of several leading Texas GOP politicians who recently filed an unsuccessful petition with the Texas Supreme Court to have Libertarians expelled from the ballot. And instead of focusing on his constituents in Northeast Texas, he made it a point to go to Wyoming this summer to campaign against his Republican colleague Liz Cheney because of her desire to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for Jan. 6
CNN: Liz Cheney says electing Arizona GOP nominees for governor and secretary of state could put US at risk
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney told Arizona voters on Wednesday that they will play a critical role in “ensuring the future functioning of our constitutional republic” – warning that election deniers like GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake and Secretary of State nominee Mark Finchem could put the republic at risk. 10.6.22
June 9, 2022: NPR: Liz Cheney offers a stark message to the GOP members who continue to support Trump
Towards the end of her opening remarks, Rep. Liz Cheney offered a stark message to members of her party who continue to support former President Donald Trump and downplay the events of Jan. 6.
Feb 4, 2022: Washington Post: The GOP’s rationale for condemning Cheney and Kinzinger is predictably Trumpian
So we reach the recent apex: the party trying to rationalize a condemnation of Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) for participating in a bipartisan panel’s effort to investigate the attack for which Trump so obviously bears blame.
Feb 4, 2022: New York Times: G.O.P. Declares Jan. 6 Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’
The Republican National Committee voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the inquiry into the deadly riot at the Capitol.
May 7, 2021: New York Times: What Elise Stefanik’s Rise Means for the G.O.P.
In the House, Representative Liz Cheney’s tenure as the No. 3 Republican appears to be coming to an end, thanks to her willingness to stand up to Mr. Trump’s fabrications. With Ms. Cheney on her way out, a new era in G.O.P. politics is being ushered in: As early as next week, every member of the House leadership could be fully committed to a pro-Trump platform.
Nov 1, 2020: Politico: ‘She Kind of Reminds You of Margaret Thatcher’: Liz Cheney Prepares To Make Her Move
Earlier this year, Liz Cheney’s ambitions came into focus.
After Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi announced his retirement, Mitch McConnell and his team offered Cheney, the state’s sole House member and the chamber’s No. 3 GOP leader, what they and many of Cheney’s close allies thought was a no-brainer: a mostly clear path to the U.S. Senate seat in a reliably Republican state. The job comes with a larger microphone, they argued, and would set her up for a Cabinet position in foreign policy or national security—Cheney’s passion—or a presidential run in 2024 or 2028.
July 28, 1966: Elizabeth Lynne Cheney was born in Madison, Wisconsin
February 14, 2005: Cheney returned to the U.S. State Department and was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives.
July 16, 2013: Cheney launched a run for the Senate in 2014 from Wyoming as a Republican, challenging incumbent Republican senator Mike Enzi.
January 6, 2014: Cheney withdrew from the Senate race, citing family health issues.
Feb 1, 2016: Cheney launched a campaign for her House seat in Wyoming.
Jan 3, 2017: Cheney is sworn in as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming's at-large district.
November 6, 2018: Cheney was reelected to the House with 127,951 votes, defeating Democrat Greg Hunter (59,898 votes), Libertarian Richard Brubaker (6,918) and Constitution Party candidate Daniel Clyde Cummings (6,069).
November 14, 2018: The Republican membership elected Cheney chair of the House Republican Conference for the 116th Congress.
June 21, 2019: After Trump called off military strikes against Iran for allegedly downing an American drone, Cheney compared Trump not attacking Iran to Barack Obama not attacking Syria in 2013.
September 18, 2019: Cheney called for the United States to consider a "proportional military response" against Iran after it was attacking oil bases in the Saudi regions of Abqaiq and Khurais
Jan 6, 2021: At a rally just before the attack, Trump told the mob of insurrectionists to "get rid of" Cheney, and the mob then attacked the Capitol while chanting "Hang Mike Pence!" and trying to find lawmakers.
January 12, 2021: Following the 2021 United States Capitol attack during the certification process for President-elect Joe Biden, Cheney said she would vote to impeach Trump for his role in inciting the attack.
February 3, 2021: The House Republican Conference held a closed-door, secret-ballot vote on whether to remove her from her position in the Republican House leadership. She held her position by a 145–61 vote, with one member voting present. After the vote, Cheney said, "we're not going to be divided and that we're not going to be in a situation where people can pick off any member of leadership"
February 6, 2021: The Wyoming Republican Party censured Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump. Cheney responded, "My vote to impeach was compelled by the oath I swore to the Constitution. Wyoming citizens know that this oath does not bend or yield to politics or partisanship. I will always fight for Wyoming values and stand up for our Western way of life."
May 5, 2021: An Op-Ed written by Cheney was published in the Washington Post. She wrote: "The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us." In it, she reiterated her positions on adhering to the principles of the U.S. Constitution, upholding the law, and defending "the basic principles that underpin and protect our freedom and our democratic process"
May 11, 2021: On the eve of a House Republican vote to remove her, Cheney made an address on the House floor after her colleagues had left the chamber, saying in part: "Today we face a threat America has never seen before. A former president, who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol in an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him. He risks inciting further violence. Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. They have heard only his words, but not the truth, as he continues to undermine our democratic process, sowing seeds of doubt about whether democracy really works at all. I am a conservative Republican and the most conservative of conservative principles is reverence for the rule of law. The Electoral College has voted. More than sixty state and federal courts, including multiple judges he appointed, have rejected the former president's claims. The Department of Justice in his administration investigated the former president's claims of widespread fraud and found no evidence to support them. The election is over. That is the rule of law. That is our constitutional process. Those who refuse to accept the rulings of our courts are at war with the Constitution."
May 12, 2021: Cheney was formally removed by voice vote at a closed-door House Republican Conference meeting on May 12, 2021, and was replaced by Elise Stefanik.
June 17, 2021: Cheney was one of 160 House Republicans to vote against repealing the 2002 AUMF, which granted the Bush administration the authority to wage war with Iraq. She said that repealing the resolution "would send a message of weakness to our adversaries and allies alike".
September 26, 2021: During an interview with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes, Cheney expressed regret for not supporting same-sex marriage
September 26, 2021: During an interview with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes, Cheney reaffirmed her support for waterboarding, saying that it is not torture.
November 13, 2021: The Wyoming GOP Central Committee voted 31–29 to no longer recognize Cheney as a member of the party.
October 21, 2021: Cheney was one of nine House Republicans who voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.
February 4, 2022: The Republican National Committee called the events of January 6, 2021, "legitimate political discourse" and overwhelmingly voted to censure Cheney and Representative Adam Kinzinger by voice vote for taking part in the House investigation of the Capitol assault.
February 4, 2022:
The Republican Party officially declared the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol “legitimate political discourse” and censured two of its own members, Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, for investigating it. It is official now. Republican party is a domestic terrorist regime.
Mitt Romney response to the RNC censure: “Shame falls on a party that would censure persons of conscience, who seek truth in the face of vitriol. Honor attaches to Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for seeking truth even when doing so comes at great personal cost.”
April 22, 2022: The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation named Cheney a Profile in Courage Award recipient for "defending democracy". The foundation said that Cheney had been a "consistent and courageous voice in defense of democracy" and that she had "refused to take the politically expedient course that most of her party embraced.
May 22, 2022: The award Profile in Courage Award from the John F Kennedy Foundation was presented to Cheney in person.
June 9, 2022: In opening remarks at a Jan 6 Committee meeting, Cheney said: "Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain."
August 16, 2022: Cheney lost renomination in Wyoming's Republican primary to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman in a landslide, garnering just 28.9% of the vote.
August 16, 2022: Cheney filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission creating a leadership political action committee (PAC) named "The Great Task". The PAC's name comes from The Gettysburg Address: Lincoln spoke of the "great task remaining before us"
“In Arizona today, you have a candidate for governor in Kari Lake, you have a candidate for secretary of state in Mark Finchem, both of whom have said – this isn’t a surprise, it’s not a secret – they both said that they will only honor the results of an election if they agree with it....They’ve looked at all of that – the law, the facts and the rulings of the courts and they’ve said it doesn’t matter to them.”
--Liz Cheney 10.6.22
Dec 19, 2022: At the final public meeting of the House Jan. 6 committee, Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the committee, said the evidence shows law enforcement officers "saved lives and our democracy" that day, and that Donald Trump proved "he is unfit to hold any office."
Jan 3, 2023: Cheney's term as Representative will expire.