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Pelosi Appoints Republican Liz Cheney to Select Committee to Probe Capitol Insurrection

HeadlineJul 02, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named Mississippi Congressmember Bennie Thompson to chair the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Six other Democrats will serve on it, including Trump impeachment managers Zoe Lofgren, Adam Schiff and Jamie Raskin of Maryland.

Rep. Jamie Raskin: “We need to figure out who organized the violence on January 6th, how did they organize it, and why did they organize it. What were the purposes of the different critical actors who were present on that day?”

Speaker Pelosi also said Republican Congressmember Liz Cheney would serve on the January 6 committee. Cheney was one of just 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the mob that attacked Congress. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he was “shocked” that Cheney accepted Pelosi’s invitation, and suggested Republican leaders might strip her of her House committee assignments.

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