This past Wednesday, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) has issued statements talking about her criticisms for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) concerning his response to the decisions made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) concerning the veto of his choices for a January 6th Select Committee.
Upon speaking to groups of reporters outside of the Capitol soon after McCarthy descended his selections for the committee, Cheney stated, “I am absolutely confident that we will have a nonpartisan investigation, that it will look at the facts, that it will go wherever the facts may lead. There are three members that the Minority Leader proposed that [the] Speaker did not object to. She has objected to two members and the rhetoric around this from the Minority Leader and from those two members has been disgraceful.”
Cheney continued, “This must be an investigation that is focused on facts and the idea that any of this has become politicized is really unworthy of the office that we all hold and unworthy of our Republic.”
She went on, “I agree with what the Speaker has done.”
In response to her statements, Cheney was also questioned about if she thinks that McCarthy deserves to be the Speaker of the House in the up[coming year in the wake of his actions.
Cheney responded, “I think that any person who would be third 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.”
“We must have this select committee investigation. This is our only option left. People must be willing to put their oath to the Constitution above partisan politics and above party,” she tacked on.
“There must be an investigation that is nonpartisan, that is sober, that is serious, that gets to the facts, wherever they may lead,” stated Cheney, as reported by The Hill. “And at every opportunity, the minority leader has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened to block this investigation.”
As reported by Politico, “Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who was tapped to serve as ranking member, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), both of whom voted to challenge certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral wins earlier this year.”
In another statement, Pelosi stated that the “unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”
Once Pelosi had vetoed two of the selections, McCarthy then “abruptly yanked all five Republican appointees from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Democrat-led committee,”