House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Announced that MP Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), One of only two Republicans who voted to set up a committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection , was appointed to the committee.
Cheney released a statement shortly after thanking Pelosi for the opportunity.
“I am honored to be called to the January 6 election committee,” she said. “Congress has an obligation to conduct a full investigation into the worst attack on our Capitol since 1814. On that day, the holiest place in our republic was overrun by an angry and violent mob who tried to stop the counting of votes and threaten the peaceful transfer of “power.”
Cheney added that the January 6th events “can never happen again.”
“Those responsible for the attack must be held accountable, and this special committee will meet that responsibility in a professional, timely and impartial manner,” she added. “Our constitutional oath, our commitment to the rule of law and the maintenance of the peaceful transfer of power must always take precedence over party politics.”
Thanks @Liz_Cheney. pic.twitter.com/rvK2VYqQg8
– The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) July 1, 2021
Cheney was ousted from her leadership position in the House of Representatives after she opposed former President Donald. had pushed back Trump’s untruths about the 2020 general election when Trump issued a statement more than three months after President Joe Biden took office, calling Biden’s victory “the big lie.”
Cheney replied shortly afterwards with her own statement, in which she confirmed that the parliamentary elections in 2020 “were not stolen”.
“Anyone who says it was like that is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law and poisoning our democratic system,” she wrote.
The House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Has refused that efforts to remove Cheney from her position as third-tier Republican in the House of Representatives had in some way to do with her vote to indict Trump for inciting an insurrection against Congress.
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