Liz Cheney departs Congress – rich!

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Liz Cheney is now out of Congress.

The Republican from Wyoming who disliked President Trump so much she has promised to work to make sure he never holds office again was embarrassed in last year’s Wyoming GOP primary for her congressional seat – getting blown off the ballot.

Now, after service since 2017, she’s gone.

And rich, according to a report from Breitbart.

The report confirmed she’s returning “home,” which likely is in Washington, where her husband’s law firm works with Chinese clients, instead of Wyoming, where she represented.

The “56-year-old never Trumper” “has become very wealthy,” Breitbart reported.

Citing her expected net worth of $7 million when she first took office in 2017, that’s now “possibly more than $44 million … depending on the specifics of her latest financial disclosure former, Cheney’s net worth could have skyrocketed up to 600% in Congress.”

“According to her 2020 Personal Financial Disclosure form, Cheney declared a net worth between $10,422,023 and $44,140,000, stemming from assets valued between $10,432,024 and $44,155,000. She reported no earned income, gifts, or transactions. She did, however, declare she held three posts, including a trustee position at the University of Wyoming, membership of a holding company, and what appears to be a position in her family’s trust,” the report said.

On her congressional salary of $174,000 a year, for six years, her worth possibly climbed something in the range of $6 million a year.

Her husband is Philip Perry, a partner at Latham & Watkins in Washington.

Breitbart noted, “Perry’s firm has advised a Chinese Communist Party-linked technology company named TME and Exelon Corporation. The State Department in 2019 dubbed TME a tool of the Chinese government. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2011, Exelon Corporation agreed to provide consulting and training services to an arm of the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The state-owned CNNC’s president and vice president are appointed by the highest administrative position in the Government of China, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China. The CNNC supervises all facets of China’s nuclear programs.”

Her father is former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

She was the third most powerful House Republican as GOP House Conference Chair but was booted from that position for her opposition to Trump. She ended up being picked by Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her partisan committee examining the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

That, Breitbart reported, “appeared to seal her political fate in Wyoming. Viewed as a partisan witch hunt, the committee failed to sway 89 percent of the public. Moreover, the committee’s final report did not produce any legally binding results. Adding insult to injury, the committee officially withdrew its subpoena on Wednesday for former President Donald Trump to testify before Congress.”

“What a haul,” exclaimed a commentary at The Gateway Pundit.

The publication noted Tucker Carlson previously had noted Cheney’s wealth.

Carlson, at the time, explained, “We thought we would ask a pretty simple question: How does Liz Cheney get so rich? She’s been a member of Congress for six years. When she took office in 2017, her net worth was estimated at seven million dollars, which is a lot for someone with no skills, but that’s what she had. Now, she’s worth more than forty-four million dollars, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which looked at her financial disclosure forms.”

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