Republicans in Congress are once again reminding the entire nation that all they have ever or will ever care about is themselves when they sat in the United States House of Representatives today and let the whole world know that the only decent Republican on the whole entire House floor was a Cheney.
This afternoon, on the first anniversary of the infamous, fateful January 6th Capitol attack, Wyoming House Rep. Liz Cheney and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, served as the only two Republicans to join Democrats to participate in a moment of silence on the House floor in recognition of the law enforcement lives that were lost surrounding the violent Capitol siege.
So much for “backing the Blue,” huh?
Cheney has found herself completely ostracized from her political party after daring to publicly speak out against now-former President Donald Trump, and even going so far as to vote in favor of his impeachment and not only cooperate but participate in a House probe into the ex-president’s involvement in and lack of response to the violent Capitol attack. However, following her bravery to stand with her father as the rest of her fellow Republicans blatantly ignored such a somber moment, Cheney did receive hugs and fist bumps from other House representatives.
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Cheney was ultimately the only elected House Republican who was even present on the floor today. Her fellow GOP lawmaker Representative Adam Kinzinger, who is also on the January 6th House Select Committee with her, was not able to be present at the Capitol in person today, as he and his wife are expecting the birth of their child.
“Wish I could be there too, but I’m on baby watch. I am in spirit,” Kinzinger tweeted today.
Wish I could be there too, but I’m on baby watch. I am in spirit. https://t.co/htc1Vxo5Zf
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) January 6, 2022
Speaking with reporters, Liz stated that the current Republican leadership is “not a leadership that resembles any of the folks I knew when I was here for 10 years.”
Liz’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, said, “The importance of [6 January] as an historic event cannot be overstated. I was honored and proud to join my daughter on the House floor to recognize this anniversary, to commend the heroic actions of law enforcement that day, and to reaffirm our dedication to the Constitution.”
“I am deeply disappointed at the failure of many members of my party to recognize the grave nature of the January 6 attacks and the ongoing threat to our nation.”
“The future of the country is at stake, and there are moments when we all have to come together in order to defend the Constitution,” Liz told reporters today.
Watch the clip here:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a moment of silence for “fallen heroes” of 1/6, reading the names of officers Brian Sicknick, Howard Liebengood, Jeffrey Smith, and Billy Evans.
The only Republicans participating are Rep. Liz Cheney and former Vice President Dick Cheney. pic.twitter.com/g7dv6IEaxV
— The Recount (@therecount) January 6, 2022
Featured image via screen capture