Cheney: ‘The American People Deserve to Know What Happened on January 6th’

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Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney spoke with reporters following House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision to withdraw Republican participation in the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Cheney: ‘The American People Deserve to Know What Happened on January 6th’


Minority Leader McCarthy’s decision was in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rejection of two of McCarthy’s choices for the select committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Pelosi rejected Representatives Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio.  Congresswoman Cheney said the attack on the Capitol in January was the worst attack on the Capitol since 1814 and the American people deserve to know what happened on January 6th as it was an attack on our constitution.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney


Cheney addressed Speaker Pelosi’s rejection of the two Representatives.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney


Following her opening remarks, Representative Cheney fielded a number of questions from reporters about McCarthy’s decision to withdraw the five GOP members from the investigative committee. A full transcript of the questions from reporters and answers from the congresswoman can be found below. Video can be found here.

REPORTER: Did you personally urge the Speaker to take this step?

REP. CHENEY: I agree with what the Speaker has done.

REPORTER:And also, McCarthy, of course, wants to become Speaker next year. Do you think that he deserves to be Speaker in the aftermath of his actions here?

REP. CHENEY: 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. 

REPORTER: Are there other Republicans that you or Speaker Pelosi believe should be part of this investigation? The other three you mentioned that she did not veto are not going to participate. Are there others — are there other colleagues you’ve spoken to? 

REP. CHENEY: There are many Republicans, the vast majority of the Republicans, both in the House, as well as across the country, recognize and understand that this was an assault on our democracy, an assault on our Constitution, and that there must be a fact-based investigation so that this never happens again. We cannot allow those voices who are attempting to prevent the American people from getting the truth to prevail, and we certainly will not allow that. 

REPORTER: Doesn’t this play right into Republican messaging that this committee was going to be partisan from the beginning?

REP. CHENEY: Absolutely not. This committee has been focused, and I am certainly focused on ensuring that we get to the facts. And in fact, there were thirty-five Republicans who supported an independent bipartisan commission, which, as I’ve said, would have been the far preferable way to go. Minority Leader McCarthy opposed that actively and aggressively, and he lobbied against it in the Senate, and the Senate blocked it. We must have this select committee investigation. This is our only option left, and people must be willing to put their oath to the Constitution above partisan politics and above party. And I am absolutely committed to doing that. And I’m committed to ensuring that this investigation be one that gets to the truth of what happened here on January 6th. Thank you.



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Katie Curtiss
1 day ago

Thank you Representative Cheney

mark steingass
1 day ago

I would like to know exactly what the former president was doing during the riot as events unfolded…the former president makes Richard Nixon look like a saint

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  mark steingass

TDS

Ralph Blommel
1 day ago

We deserve to know the TRUTH! NOT some Bureaucratic BS!

Charles Cole
1 day ago

Keep talking, Liz. You’re digging the hole deeper and deeper. Everyone knows what your agenda is here and it certainly is NOT to “get to the facts.” For example, are you going to find out who shot and killed the young lady who was unarmed and not a threat to anyone? What if you learn the FACT that Pelosi knew about the potential dangers involved in this event and did NOTHING about it (which is her responsibility to ensure Capitol security). We shall see. But it sure appears to me as if you’re just hell bent on pursuing you own private agenda here with NO regard to the real facts. We’ll see what comes out of this and also what emerges from what I suspect will be a minority (Republican) investigation. But, again, by all means, keep talking! It’s making the case that you do NOT deserve another term representing Wyoming.

Terry Moore
1 day ago
Reply to  Charles Cole

Brian Sicknick, Ashli Babbitt, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, Benjamin Philips, Say their names, “California Charlie”. They died at the Capitol of the United States on January 6, 2021, but you don’t care you have some foolish, hateful agenda.

Mitch Smith
1 day ago

This Democrat Swamp Rat has let family politics between her family and Trump over ride reason…. Glad to see the Minority Whip pull out of this “Duck Dinner”

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago

just like we deserved to know what happened with RUSSIAN COLLUSION…absolutely NOTHING.. but your friends the DEMS spent 40million on an investigation that they knew 2 weeks in was not going any where. At what point do u stop wasting taxpayer money? oh wait.. you are a CHENEY, never!!!!!

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  MIKE DUNCAN

Did you whine about Liz’s pops when he was in office too?

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  Fred Osborn

yes!

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  MIKE DUNCAN

Then why do live in Wyoming?

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  Fred Osborn

i dont live in wyoming

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  MIKE DUNCAN

Perhaps Moscow.

Fred Osborn
1 day ago

“The big lie” has obviously permeated some people’s brains so bad they are FUBAR…some earlier comments on this thread drive that point home quite well. The American people,along with the rest of the world,have the right to know about the orange peel and his pathetic past…as well as never letting this monster in politics again.

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  Fred Osborn

trump derangement syndrome

Cindy Livingston
1 day ago

It should be very clear to everyone that Pelosi is wanting to manipulate the outcome of the “investigation” when she wants to control who is going to do the investigating! Congressmen and women are not investigators. Who will be doing their jobs as Congressmen and women while they are “investigating”? Having them involved at all is a blatant conflict of interest. If they really want an investigation it should be done by people who are experienced at investigating and do not have a vested interested in the outcome. We all know that our government has become a group of people who are making policies that financially benefit themselves and their family members at the expense of our great Nation.

Olivia Cupant
1 day ago

You mean like the republicans did with Benghazi or like Ken Starr did with Clinton?

John r. Pilch
1 day ago

We deserve the person who ran as a Republican representing Wyoming not some turn coat rino who sees the writing on the wall, you are done with your political career in the cowboy state, time to move back to the east coast that you crawled out of and suckered the people of Wyoming.

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  John r. Pilch

Like Barrasso…huh?

Christa Grywusiewicz
1 day ago

I do agree with her on her main point…we DO deserve to know the truth…sad thing is, I have real doubts that we ever will. We get told what the media wants us to hear….some believe that is the truth, I think there is a lot that gets left out.

Mak Kells
1 day ago

We only get told what the media wants us to know because that’s what the current regime wants them to propagandize. Swamp creatures left and right have their own agenda and it has nothing good to do with representing the American public.

Charles Cole
1 day ago

Yes, the American people DO deserve the whole truth about Jan 6 and also about last summer’s riots in Portland and Seattle and what happened on November 3. Interesting, I wonder whether Liz is as interested in getting to the FACTS about them, rather than just repeating “big lie” as some people on this board do. If the suggestion by some that the election was tampered with in the crucial swing states, then why are the Democrat lawyers pulling out all the stops to chloroform the forensic (SCIENTIFIC) audits in Georgia and Arizona? Pennsylvania’s legislation is advocating for such an audit in PA as well. If there was “no fraud” and “no cheating” as the Dems and their stenographers in the “mainstream” media continue to repeat endlessly, then why not support the audits. Don’t the American people have a right to know the facts about that, too, Liz?

ray olson
1 day ago
Reply to  Charles Cole

What flavor was the kool aid?

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  Charles Cole

Enlighten the world as to what riots in Portland,Seattle or any other city,have to do the “big lie” the orange peel and his brown shirts keep repeating. Waiting.

Ken Giles
1 day ago

Oh come on!! How did you miss all the previous investigations, the House Impeachment, the Senate report, the Senate acquittal, the FBI arrests, the Secret Service investigation …..ad nauseum…. What we’ve learned is, the law comes down hard on conservative trespassers and lets leftwing murderous arsonists walk free.

Don White
1 day ago

Liz Cheney is a person of honesty and integrity. The Idiot Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection and should be in prison. Simple as that.

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  Don White

You got it.

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  Don White

thank you JUDGE WAPNER!

Don White
1 day ago
Reply to  MIKE DUNCAN

That, not surprisingly considering the source, makes no sense whatsoever.

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  Don White

Just like Killary Clinton eh??

Don White
1 day ago
Reply to  MIKE DUNCAN

Ditto my previous comment. Do you wear an aluminum hat?

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  Don White

I ALWAYS ENJOY PEOPLE LIKE YOU. WHEN THEY SUPPORT A LOST CAUSE THEY START WITH THE PERSONAL INSULTS..ALUMINUM HAT? NO BUT A MILITARY HELMENT FOR MANY YEARS. HOW BOUT YOU?? CUB SCOUT CAP?

Terry Moore
1 day ago
Reply to  MIKE DUNCAN

You don’t live here either, go mess up your own nest. Which side did you fight on , aluminum hat boy?

Mak Kells
1 day ago
Reply to  Don White

No one has been charged with insurrection. The first conviction was for a single count of obstructing an official proceeding. There was no “insurrection” incited by anyone, legally speaking, all hyperbole side.
Had he looted, burnt down cities and destroyed untold businesses and livelihoods there would have been no charges or they would have been dropped later.

Mitch Smith
1 day ago

I hope Bo gets an endorsement from Trump…….

Don White
1 day ago
Reply to  Mitch Smith

Yeah, that’s what we need, another Trumpian sycophant and right-wing nutcase. It just can’t get weird enough for me,

MIKE DUNCAN
1 day ago
Reply to  Don White

TDS. YOU LIB SNOWFLAKES JUST CANT GET TRUMP OUT OF YOUR HEADS

Terry Moore
1 day ago
Reply to  MIKE DUNCAN

Haha, scream all you want. Trump lost, Joe Biden is your president. Get vaccinated, and quit being a burden on the rest of America.

Ken Giles
1 day ago

Had no idea there were any Radical Democrats in Wyoming until I met Liz Cheney.

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  Ken Giles

Define “radical Democrats”.

Ken Giles
1 day ago
Reply to  Fred Osborn

IT was a joke, but sure…..Simply, like Hillary Clinton, they are Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” Democrats. As you must know, this is the generally accepted definition of a political radical: Politicians aligned in support of the faction representing extreme left-wing political views, often Marxist or Maoist in ideology. Cheney hooking up with Soviet-style Socialist Pelosi , after four years attacking every Republican leader from Trump to McCarthy, sure fits that definition. It’s too bad she isn’t honest enough to own it and just switch parties but then the good people of Wyoming wouldn’t reelect her… would they…..

Terry Moore
1 day ago
Reply to  Ken Giles

Your pure, unsourced bull crap, make me laugh. Read a book, do your own research.

Jim nelson
1 day ago

Last I looked Wyoming voted 71% for Trump and Liz Cheney will be long gone if she even runs for reelection

Fred Osborn
1 day ago
Reply to  Jim nelson

The numbers accentuate the negative.