(JustPatriots.com)- Former Republican Representative Liz Cheney has found a new job – teaching at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
Cheney isn’t directly involved in politics anymore, after losing her GOP primary last summer in her bid for re-election as a member of the House of Representatives from Wyoming. She ultimately lost in the GOP primary to a candidate who was backed by former President Donald Trump.
Harriet Hageman defeated Cheney in the GOP primary last August before moving on to defeat her Democratic opponent in the general election as part of last November’s midterms.
Cheney was once one of the most powerful members of the Republican Party in the House, serving as the third highest-ranking member of the caucus. However, things quickly went downhill for her after she voted to impeach Trump following the Capitol riot in January 2021.
After that, she often sparred with Trump in the media. She even served as the vice chair of the House select committee that investigated the attacks at the Capitol building on January 6.
Instead of bringing her notoriety and support among Republicans, all of that did the exact opposite. She was censured by the Wyoming Republican Party and also removed from her leadership position in the House GOP. She rose all the way to the position of chair of the House Republican Conference, but was ousted fro that spot.
None of that stopped Cheney from railing against Trump and his supporters, and that led to Trump supporting another Republican candidate for her Wyoming House seat.
Cheney has been rumored to be a potential presidential candidate in 2024 – which could pit her directly against Trump in an election – though she hasn’t announced anything yet.
For now, she’ll remain on the political sidelines and instead teach on the subject.
She’ll serve in the role of professor of practice at the University of Virginia as part of an inaugural appointment. A press release from the university said that Cheney would remain on the staff through the fall 2023 semester. Seemingly, this would allow Cheney to remain available to return to politics just in time for the 2024 presidential primary – if she were to choose to run.
At UVA, she’ll give lectures to the entire university population and will also give guest lectures and contribute to politics research at the center.
In commenting on the new appointment, Cheney said:
“I am delighted to be joining the UVA Center for Politics as a Professor of Practice. Preserving our constitutional republic is the most important work of our time, and our nation’s young people will play a critical 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.”