Republican Cheney offers strong defense of Milley, invokes Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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By Patricia Zengerle and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Liz Cheney offered a resounding defense on Wednesday of General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, praising him for “standing in the breach” in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and drawing a contrast with some of her fellow Republicans. Milley has spent much of the past two days fending off often personal attacks from Republicans during acrimonious hearings on the withdrawal from Afghanistan over his calls with China and interviews for books critical of Donald Trump’s preside…

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