‘Despicable’: Liz Cheney blasts move to pull fellow Republicans from Capitol attack committee – live



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Cheney blasts GOP House minority leader over Jan 6 actions

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 five of the Republicans that he’d appointed to the committee created to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol by extremist supporters of Donald Trump.

Liz Cheney at the US Capitol.


Liz Cheney at the US Capitol. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Cheney, who was ousted from her leadership post as the No. 3 Republican in the House in May over criticism of Trump’s claims that he won the 2020 election, accused McCarthy of trying to “prevent” Americans from knowing the truth of how the Capitol attack occurred.

“The American people deserve to know what happened. The people who did this must be held accountable, it must be an investigation that is sober and gets to the facts,” she said, adding that, however “at every turn the minority leader has tried to get the people not to know what happened.”

House Speaker and California Democrat Nancy Pelosi had already appointed Cheney to the committee alongside seven Democrats.

Cheney, this afternoon, then said: “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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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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