LIZ Cheney is a Republican congresswoman representing Wyoming.
Cheney has been married to lawyer Philip Perry since 1993 and the couple shares five children.
The Cheney family in 2004[/caption]
Who are Liz Cheney’s children?
The couple has five children together: Grace Perry, Richard Perry, Elizabeth Perry, Kate Perry, and Philip Perry.
Her husband Philip was a political appointee in the George W Bush administration.
At one time he was the acting associate attorney general at the Department of Justice, general counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, and general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security.
He is best known for “his pioneering work litigating biotechnology issues and his work on constitutional and federal regulatory matters.”
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He currently works as a partner at the law firm Latham and Watkins LLP.
Liz and her family live in Wilson, Wyoming.
She was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and later was elevated to the third-ranking Republican in the House.
“Prior to her election to Congress, Liz served at the State Department as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East,” reads her bio.
“She also practiced law at White & Case and at the International Finance Corporation.”
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Who is Liz Cheney’s father?
Her father, Dick Cheney, served as the US vice president under then-President George W Bush from 2001 to 2009.
He also served as Secretary of Defense under George HW Bush from 1989 to 1993 and he was Gerald Ford’s chief of staff from 1975 to 1977.
Liz Cheney split from her family’s political views back in 2013 when she spoke against same-sex marriage, causing a divide between Cheney and her sister Mary who is married to her wife Heather Poe.
However, on September 26, 2021, Liz Cheney went on an interview on CBS’ News’ 60 Minutes where she recanted her previous comments.
Speaking about same-sex marriage, Liz Cheney said: “I was wrong. I was wrong.
“It’s a very personal issue – and very personal for my family. I believe that my dad was right.”
Liz Cheney is running in the Republican primary election in Wyoming and her father is featured in a new advertisement for her campaign.
The ad, titled He Knows It, is an attack on former President Donald Trump and his influence on American democracy.
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who has posed a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” Dick Cheney said in the ad.
“He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him.”
He continued: “He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.
“He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it, and deep down, I think most Republicans know it.”
“Lynne and I are so proud of Liz for standing up for the truth, doing what’s right, honoring her oath to the Constitution when so many in our party are too scared to do so.”
Liz Cheney has been leading the House select committee in the investigation of the January 6 Capitol riot and Trump’s role on that day.
She has been ostracized from the Republican party for leading the committee and has been strongly criticized by Trump loyalists.
Her father addressed her tenacity in the ad, saying: “Liz is fearless. She never backs down from a fight.
“There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office. And she will succeed.
“I’m Dick Cheney. I proudly voted for my daughter. I hope you will too,” he said.
Liz Cheney in 2019[/caption]
Was Liz Cheney removed from her leadership position?
On Wednesday, May 12, House Republicans voted to remove Cheney as chair of the House Republican Conference.
House Republicans ousted Liz Cheney by voice vote on Capitol Hill and she was replaced by New York Rep Elise Stefanik on May 14.
Liz Cheney has been a vocal opponent of former President Trump following the attack on the US Capitol in 2021 and for his false claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called for her removal as House Republican Conference Chair.
He cited her denouncings of Trump as being against the party’s interest to retake the House in 2022.