Cheney to Speak About Shooting
Vice President Dick Cheney will give an interview to Fox News at 2:00 pm today. It will air shortly before 6 p.m. ET.
Democrats have been pressing him to come forward. The secrecy of this Administration and Cheney are unbefitting an open government. The White House is not private property.
Democrats seized on the incident as an example of what they said was the administration's refusal to keep the public informed.
``I believe the vice president should hold a press conference to talk about the incident,'' Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters today after a breakfast meeting of congressional leaders with Bush. ``He hasn't had a press conference in about three and one-half years.''
Reid, of Nevada, said Cheney was at the breakfast but did not say anything. Reid yesterday called the Bush White House ``the most secretive administration in modern history.''
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who also attended, said ``open government would demand that the vice president come clean on what happened'' in Texas.
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