Pelosi Names Liz Cheney To Jan 6 Commission In Blow To Trump

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She has stood against the tornado of Republican suppression over the horrific January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatened any of his caucus that joined with Democrats to investigate it the loss of their other committees. Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named the new bipartisan select committee members of heavy hitters including one Republican, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY). It will uncover what happened on that fateful day. These are two formidable women.

The House voted 222-190 to put together the select panel. Only two Republicans joined the Democrats, Representatives Cheney and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). Earlier Pelosi said on the House floor that she was “heartbroken” that Congress would not work together to vote in an independent bipartisan commission. Nevertheless, she moved forward, CNN reported that she said:

‘We cannot wait. We believe that Congress must in the spirit of bipartisanship and patriotism establish this commission. And it will be conducted with dignity, with patriotism, with respect for the American people, so that they can know the truth.’

CNN anchor and White House Correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted the names of those who will sit on the panel:

‘Pelosi names members of Jan 6 select committee. Includes GOP Rep. Liz Cheney.’

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Representative Adam Kinzinger (D-IL) tweeted out his good news, endorsing Cheney for the committee:

‘Fantastic news!’

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We need a full accounting of what happened on January 6, 2021—we need answers on who was involved in the insurrection and who played a role in orchestrating it. We need transparency and truth.’

Then, Acosta tweeted Cheney’s statement on being appointed to the select committee:

‘Cheney statement on appointment to 1/6 select committee: “Those who are responsible for the attack need to be held accountable and this select committee will fulfill that responsibility in a professional, expeditious, and non-partisan manner.”’

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Kinzinger continued, noting that people “deserve answers:”

‘As I have said, I believe a bipartisan independent commission is the best approach—and although the House was able to pass the measure, it was blocked by the Senate. Today, I voted in support of the Select Committee (H.Res.503) because the truth matters. Because it is our duty to conduct a thorough investigation of this most egregious attack on the Capitol. Because the American people—and especially the families of our brave law enforcement on the front lines that day—deserve answers.

He ended by urging people to “put the partisan political divisions aside:”

‘With the number of conspiracy theories being perpetuated by media outlets and spreading wildly online, we have to push back with the facts and ensure what happened on January 6th never happens again. We have to put the partisan political divisions aside and put the interests of our country and our democracy at the forefront. And as I said before, we cannot let fear stop us from doing what is right.”


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