So the saying goes, “those who can’t do, teach.”
It seems that recently ousted Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney has accepted a position with The University of Virginia as a professor at its Center for Politics.
According to The Hill, Cheney will participate in university-wide lectures, serve as a guest lecturer in student seminars, contribute to the department’s research, and participate in university and community events.
“With democracy under fire in this country and elsewhere around the world, Liz Cheney serves as a model of political courage and leadership,” the center’s director, Larry Sabato, said in a statement.
“Liz will send a compelling message to students about integrity. She’s a true profile in courage, and she was willing to pay the price for her principles — and democracy itself.”
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was vice chairwoman of the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6., 2021 attack at the Capitol. The Republican lawmaker was also one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the riot.
In a statement, Cheney, who lost her primary to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman after becoming a leading critic for former President Trump within her party, expressed her excitement with her new role, saying that “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.”
“There are many threats facing our system of government and I hope my work with the Center for Politics and the broader community at the University of Virginia will contribute to finding lasting solutions that not only preserve but strengthen our democracy.,” Cheney added.
Cheney’s appointment with the department is effective immediately and will run through the fall 2023 semester, with an option to renew for one or more additional years.
Critics of the former Congresswoman reacted on Twitter.