Last Updated on September 2, 2021
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has been appointed to the role of vice chair on the Democrat-controlled committee to investigate and complain about the Jan. 6 Capitol protest. Cheney joins Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who infamously cried about the protest during a congressional hearing, as one of the two Republicans on the committee.
“Every member of this committee is dedicated to conducting a non-partisan, professional, and thorough investigation of all the relevant facts regarding January 6th and the threat to our Constitution we faced that day,” Cheney proclaimed without specifying which “threat to our Constitution” she was referring to. “I have accepted the position of Vice Chair of the committee to assure that we achieve that goal. We owe it to the American people to investigate everything that led up to, and transpired on, January 6th. We will not be deterred by threats or attempted obstruction and we will not rest until our task is complete.”
Committee chairman Benny Thompson (D-MS) pontificated, “Representative Cheney has demonstrated again and again her commitment to getting answers about January 6th, ensuring accountability, and doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people. Her leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort.”
In August, Wyoming GOP leaders voted to stop recognizing Cheney as a Republican leader in multiple counties:
Republicans in two Wyoming counties have to revoke recognition of embattled U.S. Rep Liz Cheney (R-WY) as a member of the Grand Old Party. Cheney’s approval ratings have consistently decreased as she repeats Biden regime talking points and attacks former President Donald Trump, who is still beloved by a large portion of the GOP base.
Wyoming’s Park County and Carbon County both unanimously voted for the measure, and subsequently send messages to Cheney informing her that she would no longer be recognized as a Republican. “Park County set up the ball, Carbon County spiked it,” Carbon County Republican Party Joey Correnti, chairman told the Casper Star-Tribune. “And now other counties, I say by the end of the week you’ll have at least three or four other counties that are having meetings that will pass a similar resolution.”
Cheney’s approval ratings have plummeted following her decision to try to impeach a president who was no longer in office.