• McCarthy removed all GOP members he had appointed to the panel
  • Pelosi denies two GOP members a place on select committee
  • Kevin McCarthy: ‘Republicans will not be party to this sham process’
  • Committee chair Thompson vows to investigate Donald Trump

Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney did not hold back on her colleagues today, as she blasted House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and his decision to remove all the Republicans that he appointed to the House select committee tasked with investigating the 6 January attack on the US Capitol.

She pointed out that one of the two Republican appointees that House speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected – Jim Banks and Jim Jordan – “may well be a material witness to events that led to” the attack.

Rep. Liz Cheney says one of the two lawmakers Speaker Pelosi rejected “may well be a material witness to events that led to” the Jan. 6 attack. https://t.co/hPo777vDoI

“I agree with what the Speaker has done,” @Liz_Cheney tells @mkraju about the 1/6 committee, after @SpeakerPelosi blocked two GOP members who denied insurrection from serving on commission. She calls McCarthy’s rhetoric: “disgraceful.”

NEW: Cheney says McCarthy should NOT be speaker.

“Any person who would be 3rd in line to the presidency must demonstrate a commitment to the Constitution and a commitment to the rule of law, and Minority Leader McCarthy has not done that.” pic.twitter.com/fpQEd1kCab

Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney just appeared on the steps of the US Capitol to blast fellow GOPer Kevin McCarthy over his actions to remove all the Republicans he’d appointed to the committee created to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol by extremist supporters of Donald Trump.

Liz Cheney on the Jan. 6 select committee: “This investigation must go forward. The idea that anybody would be playing politics with an attack on the United States Capitol is despicable and disgraceful.”

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