Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in a masterful power move, has named Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to serve on the select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters.
You can’t say it’s not a bipartisan committee when you CHOOSE a member of the other party to take part.
From The Hill:
To lead the committee, Pelosi tapped Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee who had authored the bill creating the independent commission.
Pelosi’s other picks are House Administration Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.).
House Minority Leader Andrew McCarthy will be allowed to name 5 members to the select committee.
Republicans could have elected to form a bipartisan investigation committee but voted that down.
Pelosi is pretty darn brilliant – she uses her 8 picks naming 7 Democrats and Liz Cheney to the Jan 6 committee. This further undermines the GOP argument of the committee and its findings being partisan. https://t.co/4TEPFp8nmN
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 1, 2021
Something tells me that Liz Cheney is going to want to personally write the subpoena that gets issued to Kevin McCarthy.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) July 1, 2021
“I have not been,” Liz Cheney says when asked if she’s been told she’ll be removed from committees.
“Our oath, our duty, is to the Constitution. And that will always be above politics.” pic.twitter.com/HbwovPskF1
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 1, 2021