House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has announced that Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), 1 of lone 2 Republicans to ballot for the enactment of a committee to analyse the insurrection of January 6, has been appointed to the committee.
Cheney soon aft released a connection thanking Pelosi for the opportunity.
“I’m honored to person been named to service connected the January 6th prime committee,” she said. “Congress is obligated to behaviour a afloat probe of the astir superior onslaught connected our Capitol since 1814. That time saw the astir ineffable abstraction successful our Republic overrun by an aggravated and convulsive mob attempting to halt the counting of electoral votes and threatening the peaceful transportation of power.”
Cheney added that the events of January 6th “can ne'er hap again.”
“Those who are liable for the onslaught request to held accountable and this prime committee volition fulfill that work successful a professional, expeditious, and non-partisan manner,” she added. “Our oath to the Constitution, our committedness to the regularisation of law, and the preservation of the peaceful transportation of powerfulness indispensable ever beryllium supra partisan politics.”
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Cheney was ousted from her enactment presumption successful the House aft she pushed backmost against erstwhile President Donald Trump’s falsehoods astir the 2020 wide predetermination erstwhile Trump issued a statement, much than 3 months aft President Joe Biden took office, calling Biden’s triumph “the large lie.”
Cheney responded shortly afterward with a connection of her ain affirming that the 2020 wide predetermination “was not stolen.”
“Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their backmost connected the regularisation of law, and poisoning our antiauthoritarian system,” she wrote.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has denied that efforts to region Cheney from her presumption arsenic the House’s third-ranking Republican were successful immoderate mode related to her ballot to impeach Trump for inciting an insurrection against Congress.