(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Former Republican US Rep. Liz Chaney was booed while giving a commencement speech at Colorado College, the school she graduated from in 1988.
Cheney, Wyoming’s sole US House of Representatives member for three two-year terms until this year, is an anti-Trump Republican.
The daughter of former US Vice President Dick Cheney voted twice for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Trump responded by calling her a “RINO” (“Republican in Name Only”).
Liz Cheney’s welcome by the students of Colorado College was far less warm than she might have hoped, as many booed her and some turned their chairs away from her during Sunday’s commencement speech, The Daily Mail reports, as cited by Breitbart News.
“After the 2020 election and the attack of January 6th, my fellow Republicans wanted me to lie. They wanted me to say the 2020 election was stolen, the attack of January 6th wasn’t a big deal, and Donald Trump wasn’t dangerous,” Cheney told the graduating students.
“I had to choose between lying and losing my position in House leadership,” she added.
Some students did applaud, but many others booed.
“Why listen to a racist, imperialist, transphobic, war monger?? Your hate is loud,” wrote one graduate on her cap to protest having Cheney as the commencement speaker.
Last November, Cheney lost reelection by almost 40 points to a candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump. After that, she joined the faculty of the University of Virginia.
“Cheney voted with Democrats and reportedly implemented plots against her own party. Democrats welcomed Cheney’s treachery and later appointed her to the January 6 Committee,” Breitbart writes.
It notes that Cheney lost a no-confidence vote in the spring of 2021 at the Republican House Conference and was fired as conference chair but reportedly tried to remain in power.
According to the report, the then-Wyoming US representative met secretly with Paul Ryan, the former GOP US House Speaker, now a Fox News board member.
Her meeting with Ryan was supposed to help her defend against an ouster and save her title. Bulwark journalist Bill Kristol described it as “perhaps Cheney’s last gasp to remain in power.”