“It seems as though the Republican Party is trying to identify what it stands for and they’re in the midst of a significant sort of mini-revolution,” Biden said in response to a question to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins during a White House event.
“I think the Republicans are further away from trying to figure out who they are and what they stand for than I thought they would be at this point,” he added.
Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, has faced growing opposition in her role in the No. 3 House leadership position and party leaders, including former President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have been part of a mounting effort to kick her out. In a Washington Post op-ed published Wednesday afternoon, Cheney called on the GOP to support both the ongoing Justice Department investigation into the January 6 Capitol riot as well as a separate, bipartisan congressional commission into the event — a move that is unlikely to gain her any more support among Republicans looking to push her out.
“History is watching. Our children are watching,” Cheney wrote in the op-ed. “We must be brave enough to defend the basic principles that underpin and protect our freedom and our democratic process. I am committed to doing that, no matter what the short-term political consequences might be.”
Though from opposing parties, Biden notably offered Cheney a fist bump last week upon his arrival in the House chamber to deliver his first joint address to Congress. And earlier Wednesday, when asked abou
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