Dick Cheney ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in GOP
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he was “deeply disappointed” in Republican leadership over its response to the January 6 Capitol riot.
Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), were the only two members of the GOP on Capitol Hill for the incident’s one-year anniversary on Thursday.
The former vice president told an ABC reporter he decided to attend because of the event’s historical importance.
“I’m deeply disappointed we don’t have better leadership in the Republican Party to restore the Constitution,” Cheney said. “It’s not a leadership that resembles any of the folks I knew when I was here for 10 years.”
“I’m deeply disappointed we don’t have better leadership in the Republican Party to restore the Constitution,” he added.
One by one, Democratic House members approached Cheney to shake his hand.
However, the Democrats received criticism for doing so, with some accusing them of hypocrisy.
“Dick Cheney has done more to hurt American democracy than almost anyone alive. He is not your friend,” the Gravel Institute tweeted.
“Dick Cheney being warmly embraced by Democrats on the House floor is a fitting symbol of what January 6 really represents to the future of America,” Saagar Enjeti, co-host of Breaking Points, tweeted.