Liz Cheney tells Colorado graduates to ‘stand in truth,’ warns democracy is in peril

Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney warned Colorado College graduates about the current challenges to democracy and urged them to ~~”stand in truth.”~~

Addressing students: Cheney urged the 2023 graduates to remain politically active and protect democratic institutions.
* She cited a recent report where a former Trump adviser expressed concern about the ease of voting on college campuses.
* Cheney also advised students to “stand in truth” and maintain America’s freedom through honest political activism.

The big picture: Cheney, a 1988 graduate of Colorado College, spoke about the Jan. 6 insurrection and criticized former President Donald Trump.
* She did not comment on her own political future, including a potential 2024 presidential run.

Mixed reception: While Cheney’s introduction was met with applause, about half of the 450 graduates reportedly turned their backs to Cheney in protest during her speech.

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