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Liz and Dick Cheney Were the Only Republicans to Attend the House’s Anniversary Observance of Jan. 6 暴動

Liz and Dick Cheney Were the Only Republicans to Attend the House's Anniversary Observance of Jan. 6 暴動

Only two Republicans were reportedly present at the House of Representative’s moment of silence Thursday to honor the Capitol Police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riots in 2021.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and her dad, former Vice President Dick Cheney, were seen sitting in the front row on the GOP side of the chamber — the only two Republicans, aside from Cheney staffers, 出席中, according to reporters in the room and covering the event.

Those reporters noted that the Cheneys were the only two Republicans at the House ceremony, and that some Democrats could be seen lining up on House floor to shake hands with them prior to the moment of silence.

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A few dozen Democrats also attended the event, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi noted could not be attended by the full House due to an uptick in COVID-19(新型コロナウイルス感染症 ケース.

As we acknowledge the horror of that day, in the face of extreme danger, they all risked their safety for our democracy by protecting the Capitol complex, メンバー, スタッフ, press within, safeguarding the ballots in those mahogany boxesand ensuring that Congress could accomplish our purpose and honor out duty to the Constitution and to our country,” Pelosi said.

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Pelosi said those who responded to the violence last year were “インスピレーション。”

Because of them, Congress was able to defeat the insurrection, to return to the Capitol that same night to ensure that the peaceful transfer of power took place,” 彼女は言いました. “Because of them and our members, the insurrection failed.

リズ・チェイニー, 55, was then the No. 3 共和党の家と1つだけ 10 2回目の弾劾に賛成票を投じた共和党員 彼の大統領職の最後の日にトランプのために, 暴動をめぐる彼の行動に応えて. (He was ultimately acquitted by the Senate.)

Liz was subsequently 彼女のリーダーシップの役割を剥奪 in the House by fellow Republicans last May but has remained steadfast in her criticism of Trump and embraced the increased media profile that comes with being a dissident in her own party.

十一月に, Republicans in her home state of Wyoming voted to no longer recognize her as a member of the party, despite the fact that she historically voted in favor of Trump policies more often than even some of his vocal allies.

“リズが献身的な保守的な共和党員ではないことを示唆するのは笑える,” チェイニーのスポークスマン、ジェレミー・アドラー 言った スタートリビューン 声明の中で released in November. “彼女は憲法への誓いに縛られている. 悲しいことに, ワイオミング共和党指導部の一部はその基本原則を放棄しました, 代わりに、危険で不合理な男の嘘に人質にされることを許しました。”

The elder Cheney, 80, came to the House chamber on Thursday to offer support to his daughter and to remember the day the Capitol and lawmakers came under attack.

Speaking to ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl ahead of the moment of silence, the former Republican vice president called itan important historical event,” 追加する: “You can’t overestimate how important it is.

I’m deeply disappointed we don’t have better leadership in the Republican Party to restore the Constitution,” 彼は言った.