Both showed up at the nation’s Capitol a year after Trump coaxed his supporters to overran the place…
Former Vice President Dick Cheney accompanied his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to the Capitol for events marking the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, and expressed disappointment with GOP leadership.
“It’s not a leadership that resembles any of the folks I knew when I was here for 10 years,” Dick Cheney told reporters after exiting the House floor following a moment of silence in recognition of Jan. 6.
Cheney, who served for a decade as a House lawmaker from Wyoming, echoed many of the comments previously made by his daughter regarding the Republican Party.
“I’m deeply disappointed we don’t have better leadership in the Republican party to restore the Constitution,” he told ABC News earlier Thursday.
The elder Cheney came to the Capitol alongside his daughter, saying she’s “doing a hell of a job. I’m here to support her,” as well as to mark the day.
Liz Cheney is the vice chair of the select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. She voted to impeach former President Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot, and was booted from House leadership for her criticisms of Trump. She is now facing a Trump-backed primary challenger.
Asked how he felt about how she was being treated by the broader GOP, Cheney said, “My daughter can take care of herself.”…
“We were very honored by his being here,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said….