Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday said that she agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rejecting the recommendations of two Republicans selected by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to sit on a committee investigating the January 6th Capitol protest.
Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). McCarthy, however, said the GOP won’t participate in the investigation if Democrats will not accept the members he appointed, as previously reported by Swamp Drain.
Liz Cheney, who Nancy Pelosi picked as one of her panelists, was asked by reporters about the House Speaker’s decision to reject Reps. Jordan and Banks from sitting on the January 6 Select Committee, and specifically if she urged Pelosi to make the move.
“I agree with what the Speaker has done,” Cheney told reporters outside the Capitol.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement Thursday that he would pull every Republican member from the House Select Committee after Pelosi rejected the recommendations of Jordan and Banks.
“Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” McCarthy stated. Video Below
Liz Cheney’s remarks:
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 21, 2021
Liz Cheney also said that she does not think Kevin McCarthy should be House Speaker.
Liz Cheney says she doesn't think Kevin McCarthy should be House Speaker.
"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." pic.twitter.com/jtB6BZtMjh
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 21, 2021
Pelosi announced in late June that she would be establishing the select committee. The House then approved a resolution to form the committee weeks after Senate Republicans killed a bipartisan commission in late May. The House Select Committee announced it will hold its first hearing July 27, Daily Caller reported. Continued Below
We leave you with a few reactions to Cheney’s remarks:
Liz Cheney's internal polls must be SO BAD that she has finally figured out that her only future in politics is in the Democrat Party…So of course 👇 https://t.co/nwRJfGLyIN
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 21, 2021
Liz Cheney’s press conference today was disgraceful.
She should just go ahead and join the Democrat Party.
I’m sure Nancy Pelosi would welcome her in with open arms.
She practically already has..
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 21, 2021
When will Liz Cheney officially switch to the party that she truly represents?
We don’t want her in the Republican Party any longer!
She is a disgrace!
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) July 21, 2021
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) July 21, 2021
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) July 21, 2021
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂Deep Breath 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) July 21, 2021
If Liz Cheney wants to serve on the sham January 6th commission then she should be forced to switch parties.
— Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) July 21, 2021