Liz Che-ney /liz CHā' nē/ noun (After Liz Cheney, 21st Century politician):
2. One who fearlessly speaks truth to power in spite of the consequences .
Pulling a Liz Cheney verb :
Behaving in a way that exhibits characteristics of a Liz Cheney. Example: I have half a notion to pull a Liz Cheney and tell the board of directors what I think of their unethical practices, except that I'd end up fired, so I won't.
Having a Liz Cheney Moment verb: Exhibiting characteristics of a Liz Cheney, but only for a very brief period of time. Example: After the U.S. Capitol was attacked by Pro-Trump terrorists a number of Republican lawmakers had a Liz Cheney moment and condemned the attack and proclaimed Donald Trump responsible. But when these Republicans understood the consequences of standing up to Donald Trump they retracted their words and instead attacked Liz Cheney, who did not retract her words of condemnation and was subsequently was ejected from her seat of power among them.
What the world needs now is love and more Liz Cheneys.