The banner carrier of the Anti-Trump, Anti-America-First establishment GOP remnant, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) is working to make the waning days of her political career as damaging as possible to her own party and the constituents she was elected to represent and has subsequently failed to. Cheney has been appointed to the farce of a partisan witch hunt designed purely to seek retribution on the Republican party by Nancy Pelosi. Cheney said she was “honored”.
The RINO ‘Honored’ By Democrats
This “House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot” is nothing but a vehicle for the Democrat Socialists in Congress to wreak their vengeance. Cheney joins seven Democrats so far appointed and will likely be joined by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) the only other Republican to vote in favor of the Committee if Pelosi has her way.
So far the committee consists of Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), House Administration Committee Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA).
Schiff and Raskin previously led the second impeachment of President Trump, and seem to still be Pelosi’s favored hatchet men.
Cheney said in a statement.
“I’m honored to have been named to serve on the January 6th select committee. Congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation of the most serious attack on our Capitol since 1814,”
“That day saw the most sacred space in our Republic overrun by an angry and violent mob attempting to stop the counting of electoral votes and threatening the peaceful transfer of power,” she continued.
“What happened on January 6th can never happen again. Those who are responsible for the attack need to be held accountable and this select committee will fulfill that responsibility in a professional, expeditious, and non-partisan manner,” Cheney added.
Pelosi Overstepped Her Authority
Speaker Pelosi must have REALLY wanted Cheney on that committee According to Breitbart, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy was surprised that Speaker Pelosi, completely breaking with House norms would go around him to assign a Republican to a committee, a role traditionally left to the Minority Leader, he reportedly knew of no cases where a Republican in the minority “would get their assignments from the speaker.”
“Pelosi will appoint an additional five members after consultation with Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), for a total of 13.” Breitbart reported.
“I was shocked that she would accept something from Speaker Pelosi,” he said of Cheney, adding she might be closer to Pelosi “than us.” according to Politico. The left-leaning publication also reported that McCarthy was “privately warning some GOP members that they could lose their committee assignments if they serve on the panel at Pelosi’s request, according to multiple Republican sources.” However, lacking credible sourcing from Politico this is questionable at best. McCarthy has denied “making any threats” about committee placement.
“I don’t think any Republican member should participate in this Democrat-controlled ‘Sham Theater,’” said Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, the House Armed Services Committee’s ranking member. “But that is just my position, any member has a right to do whatever they want to do, regardless of whether it is productive or not.”
It is unknown at this time what Minority Leader McCarthy plans to do about the Committee.