Don’t feel sorry for Liz Cheney. As reported earlier – She’s doing just fine.
Liz Cheney earns $174,000 per year as a member of Congress.
Cheney entered Congress in January of 2017.
Just two years later Speaker Paul Ryan elevated her to the Chair of the House Republican Conference. Ryan did this knowing she detested President Donald Trump as much as he did.
In 2018 her estimated net worth — per OpenSecrets — was nearly $15 million.
Cheney reportedly was worth $7 million in 2017.
Liz Cheney today is worth an estimated $44 million.
What a haul!
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) will vacate her congressional seat on Tuesday after becoming a wealthy woman during her six years of serving Wyoming.
Cheney, who lost her Republican primary by nearly 40 points in August, will depart Congress on January 3 and return home as a defeated 56-year-old never Trumper.
Cheney will not depart Congress empty-handed. During her six years in Congress, she has become very wealthy. 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. Depending on the specifics of her latest financial disclosure form, Cheney’s net worth could have skyrocketed up to 600 percent 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.
Tucker Carlson previously did a segment discussing Liz Cheney’s massive wealth gain in Congress.
Video (partial transcript below)
TUCKER CARLSON: Well, it’s primary night in the state of Wyoming, and you know what that means. It means that very soon, Liz Cheney will have an endowed chair at AEI, writing a column for National Review, and writing a book titled “Democracy.”
She’s going to lose, it looks like, by a large margin, because God does exist.
But before she heads to retirement, we thought we would ask a pretty simple question: How does Liz Cheney get so a 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.
There’s probably an honest explanation for all of this. We’re not accusing her of robbing liquor stores, but you have to wonder, how did Liz Cheney make more than thirty-six million dollars in six years of public service? That’s six million a year. Huh! Good gig!
She didn’t report any earned income, gifts, or transactions on her disclosure form.
Her top listed assets were Citibank, three million dollars, and money from her husband’s law firm… also three million. There’s also money from a family trust, we assume that accounted for a lot of the cash, but we don’t know!
Whatever the case, it’s not Wyoming’s problem anymore. After tonight, Liz Cheney is going, back to where she’s actually from, suburban Virginia, probably running for president, and we look forward to that with great joy. She can be Kamala Harris’s running mate.
This is the swamp.
How did Liz Cheney get so rich?