Weeks after Republicans in both the House and Senate killed efforts to create a bipartisan committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection in the United States Capitol, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy pelosi went ahead with the formation of an investigative committee anyway.
What The Washington Post reports:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Announced Thursday that Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) Will chair the select committee that will investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. by a pro-Trump mob, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will serve as a member.
Cheney has been outspoken in her criticism of former President Donald Trump and was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him for “inciting insurrection.”
The House passed legislation Wednesday establishing the 13-member committee, and all but two Republicans, Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Illinois), oppose the measure.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week warned Republicans not to accept a position on Pelosi’s Jan.6 committee, threatening to strip members of all current committee assignments if they accepted an invitation. Illinois Republican Representative Adam kinzinger, on the one hand, it was not impressed with McCarthy’s threats:
Wyoming Republican Representative Liz cheney He was also not impressed and accepted Pelosi’s invitation to join the investigative committee. Cheney issued this statement, as reported by POLITICAL:
“What happened on January 6 can never happen again. Those responsible for the attack must be held accountable and this select committee will discharge that responsibility in a professional, expeditious and non-partisan manner. “
Before McCarthy’s warning, the Representative from Colorado. Lauren “Q * Bert” Boebert (R-ifle) had suggested that she would be interested in serving on the January 6 committee. Pelosi apparently took that idea as seriously as anything else Boebert says.