On April 12, 2021, the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy was joined by Liz Cheney, Chair of the House Republican Conference and Congresswoman from Wyoming, for a conversation with Georgetown students about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.
Representative Cheney defined the values of the Republican Party and articulated a policy vision for the party moving forward. She also spoke about the urgency of recovering democratic norms, saying, “We have a duty to take seriously our oath of office, our obligation to the Constitution, and our obligation to the republic. That is a duty that can never be partisan.”
In the aftermath of the deadly January 6th assault on the Capitol building and in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency, Cheney said, “The way the party has to go forward is by focusing on those policies and by very clearly rejecting what happened on January 6th, by very clearly rejecting the symbols we saw on January 6th of anti-Semitism, the confederate flag in the Rotunda…”
Cheney concluded her remarks by urging young people to get involved in the political process, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum.
Mo Elleithee, Executive Director of GU Politics, facilitated the conversation with Cheney including a lively Q&A with students.