Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is leaving Congress after six years in office after being defeated during the midterm Republican primary in her own state.
Despite her defeat, Cheney leaves her role as congresswoman millions of dollars richer after years of speaking out against former President Donald Trump.
Good Riddance Lizzy! https://t.co/BpRavsuVKB
— Yankee Cowboy (@YankeeCowboy24) January 2, 2023
“Breitbart News reported in August that Cheney’s net worth ballooned from an estimated $7 million when she first took office in 2017 to possibly more than $44 million in 2020,” Breitbart News reported.
“Depending on the specifics of her latest financial disclosure form, Cheney’s net worth could have skyrocketed up to 600 percent in Congress,” it added.
Liz Cheney is a bitter loser https://t.co/Xod6GXwq5s
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) December 27, 2022
Personal attacks on Trump
“Cheney took a swipe at the GOP in the final report issued by the Jan. 6 Committee, which she co-chaired at the behest of outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in what many in her party will likely take as a personal sleight,” Conservative Brief wrote.
“According to CNN, Cheney wrote in the report that she ‘had hoped for more’ from members of her party who continued to support Trump in the riot’s aftermath. And while the criticism may seem mild to some, it’s likely many Republicans will view it as a parting shot at them and Trump from an outgoing lawmaker bitter about her massive primary defeat,” it added.
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) January 2, 2023
Despite two years of attacks as part of the House’s Jan. 6 committee, her final co-authored report claimed the committee’s work was a “first step.”
The parting letter argued their work was “our duty” and appeared to use the reason as an excuse for several of the members of the party not returning after the last term of Congress.
“Preservation of our great Nation is far more important that any other consideration,” they noted.
While Cheney claims she was doing the right thing, most Republicans are glad to see her go following years of contradicting her party’s policies and the convictions of those who voted for her in Wyoming.
Cheney’s departure is part of a change in the House that will give the GOP the majority once again, offering an opportunity to better oppose the Biden administration’s radical legislation.