Because the Democratic president entered the Home of Representatives and made his method down the chamber’s middle aisle, he fist bumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, the quantity three within the Home Republican management, who was seated alongside the aisle.
Whereas Cheney has made headlines the previous couple of months for coming below assault by former President Trump and his allies – after being probably the most excessive profile Home Republican to vote to question the then-president following the Jan. 6 rebel on the Capitol – the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s additionally been a vocal Biden critic.
“What now we have seen to date within the Biden presidency is even farther left insurance policies than we may have anticipated,” Cheney instructed reporters earlier this week.
Moments earlier than Biden’s fist-bump with Cheney, the Wyoming lawmaker was greeted with a prolonged handshake by Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, the highest Republican within the Senate.
McConnell, who’s supported Cheney as she defeated efforts by Trump loyalists within the Home to strip her of her management place, appeared to briefly change phrases with the three-term congresswoman.