According to reports, only two Republicans were present at the House of Representatives’ Thursday moment of respect in remembrance of the Capitol Police personnel who dealt with the disturbances on January 6, 2021.
The only two Republicans present, aside from Cheney staffers, were Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who were spotted sitting in the front row on the GOP side of the chamber.
The Cheneys were the only two Republicans present for the House ceremony, and some Democrats could be seen lining up on the House floor to shake their hands before the minute of quiet, according to those reporters.
The gathering, which was not attended by the entire House owing to an increase in COVID-19 cases, was also attended by a small number of Democrats, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi said, “As we acknowledge the horror of that day, they all risked their safety for our democracy by protecting the Capitol complex, members, staff, and press within, safeguarding the votes in those mahogany boxes… and ensuring that Congress could accomplish our purpose and honour our duty to the Constitution and to our country.”
Dick Cheney warned his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney
The New York Times reported that on January 6, former vice president Dick Cheney called his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, to alert her about the danger she was in as a recent target of President Donald Trump.
One of the GOP’s fiercest opponents of Trump has emerged as Liz Cheney. Her resistance to the former president in the wake of the Capitol riot cost her her position in the party’s congressional leadership in May.
Dick Cheney, her father and mentor in politics, is known for his prowess in the political dark arts and is no stranger to political controversy. He was responsible for planning the US invasion of Iraq while serving as George W. Bush‘s vice president.
According to the new allegation, on January 6, after watching a speech in which Donald Trump, speaking to supporters, threatened to get rid of “the Liz Cheneys of the world,” Dick Cheney’s main fear was for the safety of his daughter.
Liz Cheney was getting ready to make a speech on the House floor acknowledging Joe Biden’s triumph in the congressional certification process when her father called.
The New York Times stated that Liz Cheney assured her father she would give the address despite being cautioned that it may enrage staunch Trump fans.
After the call, pro-Trump protesters broke into the Capitol, and Liz Cheney and other members were led to a secure area by security personnel.
After the disturbance, Cheney issued a statement in which she supported Trump’s second impeachment and blamed him for the rioting.
There has never been a President of the United States who has betrayed his office and his oath to the Constitution in greater measure, she wrote.
Dick Cheney’s opposition to Trump was also covered in the New York Times article.
According to the story, he thought Trump was a “abysmal” president and disagreed with his choices in foreign affairs and how he handled the COVID-19 situation.
Trump’s political persona was shaped in part by his hostility to individuals like Dick Cheney. Instead of supporting “America First” nationalism, Trump condemned the “eternal wars” that Cheney and his friends, in his words, had imposed on the US.
Dad Dick Cheney is “very disturbed” by the state of the Republican Party, according to Rep. Liz Cheney
Rep. Liz Cheney stated on Wednesday that her father, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney, is “very disturbed” with the direction of the party.
Cheney, R-Wyo., said at a gathering hosted by the Aspen Institute that her father is “deeply troubled about where our party is and deeply troubled about where the country is,” adding that her father, who served under former President George W. Bush, is a “tremendous source of advice, guidance, and wisdom.”
In reference to his allegations of electoral fraud, Liz Cheney has been a vociferous opponent of former president Donald Trump and her Republican colleagues.
After consistently criticising her party, she was removed from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference in May. Months later, she joined the House special committee looking into the attack on the Capitol on January 6 against the wishes of the Republican House leadership.
The select committee formed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to look into the Jan. 6 Capitol siege was replaced with a bipartisan panel, according to the three-term Republican lawmaker, who said Wednesday that this would have been “preferable.” A similar bill was approved by the House but was ultimately defeated by the Senate Republicans.
Despite its beginnings, Cheney emphasised the importance of a fair investigation.
She emphasised that the selection committee had to be impartial. I ask folks to pay attention to how the committee works, to what we do, and to shut out some of the partisan vitriol we’re hearing about it because I am wholly dedicated to that.
About Liz Cheney
Elizabeth Lynne Cheney (born 7/28/1966) represents Wyoming’s at-large district. From 2019 until 2021, she led the House GOP Conference.
Cheney is the daughter of Dick and Lynne Cheney. During the George W. Bush administration, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
She co-chaired Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group with Elliott Abrams. Cheney and Kristol founded Keep America Safe in 2009. She ran for Wyoming Senate in 2014 but dropped out. Her father was a congressman from 1979-1989.
Cheney is a neoconservative who focuses on national security, supports the military, is pro-business, and has tough foreign policy views.
She leads the Republican Party’s neoconservative wing and criticises Trump’s foreign policy while supporting his goals.
Cheney supports Trump’s 2021 impeachment.
Pro-Trump Freedom Caucus members wanted to remove her from party leadership in 2021 over her violent attitude, impeachment vote, and resistance to Trump’s stolen-election tale. Pro-Trump House lawmakers moved to oust Cheney in mid-May.
McCarthy supported firing Cheney. After clashing with GOP leaders, Cheney spent $58,000 on bodyguards. She wants to “restore our party” and may run for president. Cheney joined the January 6 Attack Select Committee in 2021. Two months later, she became VP. After the 2022 Ukraine invasion, Cheney attacked the GOP’s “Putin side.”
Liz Cheney Awards
Cheney was chosen for the first Forbes 50 Over 50 list, which features eminent businesspeople, authorities, scientists, and innovators over the age of 50. She was also listed in the 2021 Time 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the top 100 global influencers.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awarded Cheney the Profile in Courage Award for “defending democracy” on April 22, 2022.
According to the organisation, Cheney had “refused to accept the politically expedient road that most in her party embraced” and had “been a constant and bold voice in defence of democracy.” On May 22, the prize was personally given out.
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