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Jan. 6’s Wounds in Congress Run Deep, Trump Keeps Them Fresh

  • Republicans mostly absent as Democrats commemorate the day
  • GOP’s Cheney says her party’s fealty to Trump ‘dangerous’
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Events marking the one-year anniversary of the storming of the Capitol demonstrated the deep scars left by the day that have deeply divided Congress -- and the country.

They also illustrated the continuing grip of former President Donald Trump on the Republican Party. As lawmakers gathered in the House chamber for recollection of the insurrection one year ago today, the only Republicans spotted were Representative Liz Cheney, who has become isolated in her party because of her persistent criticism of Trump, and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.