On Thursday (July 1), Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney (Wyoming) was named by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat – California) to join the special committee of the House of Representatives to regulate the matter. investigate the events that occurred at the United States Capitol on January 6.
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At a press conference on Thursday (July 1) about the creation of the House special committee, Ms. Pelosi said: “Congresswoman Liz Cheney of the Armed Services Committee, patriotically agreed to join the committee. We are honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on this committee.“
Ms. Cheney accepted the Speaker’s appointment as an honor.
In a press release, Ms. Cheney emphasized: “I am honored to be named to the special committee 6/1. Congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation into the deadliest attack on our Capitol since 1814. Our oath to the Constitution, our commitment to the law, and maintaining a peaceful transfer of power must always prevail over partisan politics.“
Ms. Pelosi said:That gives us great confidence that we will be able to work in a nonpartisan way for the people.“
Earlier, on Wednesday (June 30), the US House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, voted in favor of the creation of a special committee on January 6, although Republicans said it was unnecessary because Other legal committees are already conducting investigations. Cheney, a fierce critic of former President Donald Trump, will be the only Republican on the eight-member committee.
Republicans opposed the independent bipartisan committee on January 6, arguing that its scope of investigation was too narrow and that the investigation should include all domestic terrorist activity that occurred last year. , as acts of rioting, looting, and arson by the Antifa and Black Lives Matter movements occurred across America.
Congressman Cheney was also one of 10 Republicans, along with Democrats in the House of Representatives, who concluded that then President Trump was responsible for the intrusion into the US Capitol on 6// 1 and should be impeached, although at the time of the vote, Mr. Trump was no longer in office. She also voted in favor of creating an independent commission similar to the one established after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
As Cheney continued to voice her vehement opposition to Mr. Trump, she was reprimanded by the Republican Party in Wyoming and was subsequently removed from her position as Speaker of the House Republican Convention, and her replacement. Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (New York State).
Shortly after Ms. Pelosi announced that she had asked Representative Cheney to join the January 6 special committee, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (California) reacted: “I was shocked when she [Dân biểu Cheney] will accept that from Speaker of the House Pelosi. Since I haven’t heard from her, it seems to me that she may have become closer than she is. [bà Pelosi] than with us.“
McCarthy added that it is unorthodox for a Republican to be appointed to a committee by a Democratic leader and vice versa. However, he did not threaten Ms. Cheney that she would be removed from the appointed committee.
Mr McCarthy said: “I’ve always found the way the system works here is, the Republican convention appoints the Republicans and the Democrats appoint the Democrats. That’s why we have ratio [thành viên của hai đảng].“
Pelosi said the January 6 Special Committee will investigate and report on the events and causes of the January 6 incident. In addition to Republican congresswoman Cheney, this committee includes 7 Democrats: Bennie Thompson (Mississippi), Zoe Lofgren (California), Adam Schiff (California), Pete Aguilar (California), Stephanie Murphy (Florida), Jamie Raskin (Maryland), and Elaine Luria (Virginia).
Gia Huy (According to The Epoch Times)