Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday marked the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by attending a second of silence within the Home of Representatives, the place he as soon as served as a member.
Cheney, alongside together with his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), had been the one Republicans current for the ceremony within the Home chamber. A variety of Democratic lawmakers walked over afterward to shake his hand, together with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Requested later if he was upset in how GOP management has responded to Jan. 6, the previous vp advised reporters: “It’s not a management that resembles any of the oldsters I knew after I was right here for 10 years.”
Cheney served as a Wyoming consultant from 1979-1989 earlier than happening to turn out to be George W. Bush’s vp in 2001. He has been outspoken in denouncing the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol and the try and overturn the 2020 presidential election by President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Liz Cheney has been a number one member of the Home choose committee probing the assault. The Home GOP convention stripped her of her place as convention chair for talking out in opposition to Trump and his efforts to disclaim the 2020 election.
“My daughter can care for herself,” Dick Cheney advised reporters on Thursday when requested what he manufactured from the remedy of his daughter.
The Cheneys additionally stopped briefly to examine his bust within the Senate. The vp serves because the president of the Senate, and plenty of vice presidents are honored in stone there.