The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to create a select committee to probe the January 6 Capitol protest, with Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger being the only two Republicans to back the effort.
The predominantly Democrat effort to keep the one-time incident in the news cycle passed by a vote of 220-190.
The committee will be under the control of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and will feature a 13-member panel, eight of whom will be chosen by Pelosi, five of whom will be selected by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
“We cannot wait,” Pelosi said Wednesday.
“We believe that Congress must in the spirit of bipartisanship and patriotism establish this commission,” she added.
“It will be conducted with dignity, with patriotism, with respect for the American people, so that they can know the truth.”
Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger’s vote in favor of the select committee is further indication that they, like their Democrat colleagues, have little interest in moving the country forward.
Instead, they actively seek out the liberal media for attention and enjoy being brought to heel by Pelosi.
“Since January 6th, the courage of my party’s leaders has faded. But the threat to our Republic has not,” Cheney (R-WY) said.
“On an almost daily basis, Donald Trump repeats the same statements that provoked violence before,” she claims. “His attacks on our Constitution are accelerating. Our responsibility is to confront these threats, not appease and deflect.”
What words were those, Liz – his statement to supporters that they “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” on that day?
Is that what you consider an attack on the Constitution?
An enterprising reporter may want to ask Cheney how she feels about voting with and supporting a select committee alongside some Democrats who tried objecting to the certification of electoral votes for Donald Trump in 2017 on 11 separate occasions.
Adam Kinzinger joined Cheney in bending the knee to Pelosi, saying the January protest at the Capitol was a “most egregious attack.”
“We need a full accounting of what happened on January 6, 2021—we need answers on who was involved in the insurrection and who played a role in orchestrating it,” Kinzinger (R-IL) said. “We need transparency and truth.”
Kinzinger and Cheney’s vote was so completely in line with the Democrats that the other 8 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in January, and the other 33 who voted in favor of creating an independent bipartisan commission, weren’t so easily duped.
McCarthy slammed the committee as a partisan political ploy.
“Nancy Pelosi has spent all the time and all these months playing politics with this, and now we’re finding [the] select committee will be more politics of what she wants to do,” he said.
Liz Cheney was ousted from her leadership role earlier this year for consistently attacking Trump and his supporters and refusing to move the Republican Party forward.
She has called for a criminal investigation into the former President.
“I think the American people have to know (what happened on January 6th),” Cheney insisted. “And certainly any president who did what we know this former president did has got to be investigated criminally.”
Adam Kinzinger, meanwhile, has also allowed Trump to live rent-free in his head, recently claiming supporters of the former President were supporting “a loser president.”
“It was a rally of a loser president. I mean, he’s the first president to lose reelection in decades,” Kinzinger told his friends at CNN following an event in Ohio last weekend.
“I don’t know why these people would go there and in essence ogle at and in many cases just sort of worship a loser.”
Cheney and Kinzinger are now facing primary challenges for their congressional seats.
Fox News reported that some of the Republicans who voted to impeach Trump “may have a very hard time holding on to their seats.”
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