Politics

Congress To Honor Dick Cheney With Statue In Capitol

| by Sean Kelly
Former Vice President Dick Cheney.Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

From December, former Vice President Dick Cheney will join in the tradition of having a statue erected in his honor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

A resolution, which has yet to be officially introduced, authorizes “the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of the marble bust of Vice President Richard Cheney on December 3, 2015."

The resolution was confirmed by the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Cheney, who  was vice president under President George W. Bush for two terms, left office in 2009 with a 13 percent approval rating.

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The practice of honoring vice presidents with marble busts, according to The Huffington Post, was established by the Senate in 1898.

Sources: The Huffington Post, Addicting Info / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr