(ConservativeHub.com) – Former Representative Liz Cheney traveled to Colorado to give a commencement speech at Colorado College on Sunday, May 28. However, her reception was not the warmest, according to Newsweek.
Cheney, who lost her Wyoming seat in August, following many years in Congress, lost much of the support she previously had in Congress after she openly criticized former President Donald Trump following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
She was ultimately removed from her position as the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives following her vote in favor of impeaching Trump for his alleged role in the insurrection. She was also one of only two Republicans to have been a part of the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack, along with former Representative Adam Kinzinger (R).
On Sunday, when Cheney appeared at the private liberal arts college, some of the students started booing her. According to Newsweek, some of those graduating also visually displayed their dislike for the former congresswoman by turning their chairs away from the stage she was on delivering her commencement address. However, according to the Daily Mail, there were also many students and their parents who applauded Cheney throughout her speech.
At the same time, on Twitter photos surfaced from one graduate who had inscribed on their graduation cap: “Why listen to a racist, imperialist, transphobic, war monger?? Your hate is loud.” Newsweek reported that a number of people on social media thought this was directed at Cheney and the Republican Party. However, Trump supporters reportedly thought that some of those who booed Cheney did so in a show of support for Trump, whom Cheney has opposed.
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