Liz Cheney

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Liz Cheney
Liz Cheney official 116th Congress portrait.jpg
Chair of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 2019 – May 12, 2021
DeputyMark Walker
Mike Johnson
LeaderKevin McCarthy
Preceded byCathy McMorris Rodgers
Succeeded byElise Stefanik
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's at-large district
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byCynthia Lummis
Succeeded byHarriet Hageman
Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Lynne Cheney

(1966-07-28) July 28, 1966 (age 56)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Philip Perry (m. 1993)
Children5
RelativesDick Cheney (father)
Lynne Vincent (mother)
Mary Cheney (sister)
EducationColorado College (BA)
University of Chicago (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Elizabeth Lynne Cheney[1] (/ˈni/; born July 28, 1966)[2] is an American attorney and politician. She is the U.S. Representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2023. Cheney was the House Republican Conference Chair, the third-highest position in GOP House leadership.[3][4] She was removed from the position by a voice vote of the House Republican Conference on May 12, 2021 because she supported the second impeachment of Donald Trump and for not supporting Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.[5] She is a neoconservative.[6]

Cheney is the elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney.[7]

On August 16, 2022, Cheney lost renomination in Wyoming's Republican primary to Trump-supported Harriet Hageman.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cheney makes first visit to World Trade Center site". The New York Times. Associated Press. October 19, 2001. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  2. "Cheney, Liz". Current Biography Yearbook 2010. Ipswich, MA: H. W. Wilson. 2010. pp. 103–107. ISBN 9780824211134.
  3. "Republican Conference Chairmen | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". history.house.gov. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  4. Taylor, Jessica (6 January 2019). "A Guide To Who's Who In House Leadership For The 116th Congress". NPR.org. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  5. Greve, Joan E. (2021-05-12). "Republicans vote to remove Liz Cheney from leadership role over Trump 'big lie' criticism – live". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  6. Heilbrunn, Jacob (2013-07-08). "Liz Cheney, Neocon Senator and President?". The National Interest. Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  7. Rahman, Rema. "Liz Cheney Wins Wyoming House Seat". Roll Call. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  8. Wyoming and Alaska primaries