Cheney in Wheelchair for Inauguration Ceremony

The former Vice President hurt his back moving boxes

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney was in a wheelchair for today’s presidential inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Cheney, who will be 68 on Jan. 30, pulled a muscle in his back moving boxes, according to Dana Perino, former White House press secretary.

Cheney was moving from the Naval Observatory to a new house in McLean, Va. when the injury occurred. The vice president's doctor found no significant damage, but advised Cheney to spend a few days in a wheelchair.

He is expected to retire and collect a pension worth an estimated $132,451 per year, according to the National Taxpayers Union.