Some will see this recognition as something for Liz Cheney to be proud of. Some will see it as yet another reason to vote for someone else around this time next year.

This past weekend Wyoming's U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney was recognized for putting her loyalty to her country ahead of her loyalty to her political party.

Liz Cheney appeared on Fox news along side U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-South Carolina. They spoke with Fox news host Chris Wallace

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The two representatives were each presented with a Jefferson-Lincoln Award over the weekend from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy.

Liz Cheney, one of the most coderivative members of the U.S. House rocked the Republican party when she voted to impeach former president Trump.

On their website The Jefferson Awards state their goal in their yearly presentation:

Honoring Those Who Multiply Good
For nearly 50 years, we’ve been honoring those who put others first because we’ve seen the power and importance of recognition. Those receiving Jefferson Awards are empowered to do more, while their stories of extraordinary public service inspire others to action.

In this case those who give out the award believe that Liz Cheney put her country before her commitment to her party.

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CHRIS WALLACE"Congresswoman Cheney, how do you balance being partisan and patriotic?"

REP. LIZ CHENEY: "You know, I think a lot of it has to do with being focused on substance and recognizing that there are places where we’re going to differ and that we ought to, you know, be engaged in fierce debates about those principles and the differences in substance and policy, but that at the end of the day, we are all Americans. We have to remember that we’re able to have those debates, have those discussions and differences of opinion because we have a firm, solid foundation in our Constitution. Our commitment to the Constitution has got to come above partisanship."

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