A few hours after a serious and hurtful Joe Biden speech marking the anniversary of the Capitol invasion, another scenario has already rocked American political circles.
A minute of silence was observed in the House of Representatives to commemorate the attack on Congress. On the left, dozens of Democrats have condemned the attack by Donald Trump supporters. To the right, in the middle of the rows of deserted chairs, are only two Republicans. Dick Cheney, Bush’s former vice president, is there, holding his heart.
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We ask this neoconservative, who is not known to have been in the vicinity of the opposition camp, why other Republicans boycotted the January 6 commemorations.
He sighs, “This is not the kind of leadership I experienced when I was here for ten years. ”
The political class is on fire. Is he one of the driving forces behind the US invasion of Iraq, a Republican critic?
An eight-year-old who camped out in 2018 with round glasses Sub, Becomes an ally of the Democrats for a very short time.
From a political point of view, “what Dick Cheney did was remarkable,” said Alan Lishtman, a professor at the American University of Washington.
Expert says Donald Trump’s grip on Republicans has dragged the party so far to the right, allowing these Republicans to be rehabilitated, pushing the United States into endless wars.
George W.. Bush was heavily criticized for his “war on terror” and rediscovered himself as a defender of immigration; Colin Powell, who assured the UN that he had evidence of the presence of chemical weapons in Iraq, was hailed as an outstanding military officer after his death.
By criticizing Trump, they have restored their image. But if the now-retired old political wolves dare to break the silence of the “Grand Old Party” he warns the professor that they are not in too much danger.
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Have more to lose? The other Republican who attended this Thursday, January 6, 2022 Minute of Silence: Liz Cheney, elected from Wyoming and Dick’s daughter.
This heir to a traditional right, despite being a lesbian sister, has become the spokesperson for some anti-Trump, anti-Trump Republicans.
After the former president finally voted to escape the charge, Liz Cheney, one of two elected Republicans, agreed to take part in a parliamentary inquiry that seeks to shed light on the responsibility for the attack on the Capitol.
“He is endangering his own political career,” says Alan Listman. “He will be remembered as a strong voice in principle, but will be almost isolated within the Republican Party.”
In fact, Liz Cheney has become the worst voice of Donald Trump, one of his biggest Republican opponents in the US Congress.
The former president did not give up. The businessman multiplied harsh news releases against this “unfaithful and hawk” woman and announced in September that he would not run for re-election to his Republican primary.
The poll, which will take place in Wyoming, promises to be one of the most closely watched in the midterm elections.