Now playing a larger role on the select committee, the Wyoming congresswoman will disagree even more with her party as the panel begins to chart its investigation and directly targets Republicans who may have been affiliated with the deadly attack. or the key to reconstructing what then President Donald Trump knew before and during.
The behind-the-scenes action the committee has taken in recent days have already sparked enthusiasm among many Republicans.
Although McCarthy’s name was not included in the list of requests for retention of documents, he notably spoke to the former president during the height of the riot, and the contents of that call continued to be of great interest. Thompson has not repeatedly ruled out calling McCarthy to testify before the committee if that’s where the investigation is going.
“We will not be deterred by threats or attempted obstruction and we will not rest until our task is completed,” Cheney said in a statement accompanying his announcement, making an indirect nod to the fighting. upcoming policies.
“Each member of this committee is committed to conducting a non-partisan, professional and thorough investigation into all relevant facts relating to January 6 and the threat to our Constitution that we faced that day. I accepted the vice-chair of the committee to make sure we meet this goal, ”added Cheney.
“Representative Cheney has repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to getting answers on January 6, to ensuring accountability and to doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people. Her leadership and ideas have shaped the early work of the select committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort, ”Thompson said of Cheney in a statement.
“We are fortunate to have a partner of such strength and courage, and I look forward to continuing our work together as we uncover the facts, tell the American people the whole story of January 6, and ensure that may nothing like this day happen again, added the president.