Liz Cheney to keynote New Hampshire award banquet

September 28, 2021 GMT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will be the featured speaker at a New Hampshire fundraising event celebrating the First Amendment.

Cheney, R-Wyo., a fierce critic of fellow Republican Donald Trump, will speak at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications’ First Amendment Awards on Nov. 9 at St. Anselm College’s Institute of Politics.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was an ascendant Republican leader before the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol but has become increasingly defined by her public opposition to Trump and his hold on the GOP. She is serving as vice chair of the nine-person committee investigating the riot.

The New Hampshire event raises money for the nonprofit school, which provides free classes in subjects related to communications. The award honors individuals or groups who have exercised or sought to protect the First Amendment rights of free speech, assembly, press, religion or government petition.