As dire as the events of 1/6 were, the vast majority of Republican lawmakers want people to forget. A few GOP congressmen were willing to look into the matter.
Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney both accepted Nancy Pelosis’ invitation to participate in the 1/6 panel. And for their service to their country, they have been branded “Pelosi Republicans”.
Still, as Cheney stated during an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, she is ready to serve her country before serving her party.
The Wyoming legislature was asked by Jake Tapper: “These MAGA troops tried to steal the election once and they will try again. And we don’t hear Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise and Elise Stefanik say, no, no, no, we would never do that again. There is no attempt to reassure people that what you are proposing is not true. “
Cheney replied, “LOkay, in a way, I find it even worse, Jake. I think we are in a situation where the people you mentioned seem to be looking at this as some kind of partisan game. And as any American who watched this morning has seen, this is deadly serious indeed. This is a situation that the institution took place in, but it was a close one. And as the chairman said, we have not had a peaceful transfer of power. We had a riot, we had an attack on the Capitol. “
Cheney has shown time and again over the past few months that she will try to save the party from itself. However, she faces one hell of a fight.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.