Capitol Hill's Response to Cheney

NPR's Peter Kenyon examines Capitol Hill's response to the selection of Dick Cheney as George W. Bush's running mate. Republican leaders expressed strong support for the former Defense Secretary and multiple-term Wyoming Congressman. Democrats immediately began attacking Cheney's voting record in Congress, characterizing him as extremely conservative.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.