Liz Cheney (R-WY) is giving her full endorsement to Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 witch hunt. The token Republican said she trusts the House speaker to be “nonpartisan” after Pelosi (D-CA) removed Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) from a committee to investigate the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“I agree with the speaker’s decision,” Cheney said, according to Breitbart. “I am absolutely confident that we will have a nonpartisan investigation.”
Cheney endorses Pelosi’s witch hunt
The committee was slanted before Pelosi blocked Jordan and Banks, the two most prominent Republicans out of five chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Pelosi was likely prompted to retaliate after the two men, who are both Donald Trump allies, voiced skepticism of her motives and indicated they planned to challenge her party’s narrative about the Capitol “insurrection” that Pelosi has compared to the Civil War.
While Pelosi said that the Republicans were not serious about finding the “truth” (says the woman comparing Jan. 6 to the deadliest war in American history) Republicans such as Banks say the shoe is on the other foot and that Pelosi and her allies want to paint their political opponents as terrorists.
Cheney is sympathetic to that effort, evidently. She criticized McCarthy, who called Pelosi’s effort a “sham” and withdrew his full roster.
“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 has not done that,” Cheney said, as Breitbart reported.
Hold on, a clown is missing
Pelosi chose Cheney personally to serve as the committee’s token Republican after Cheney endeared herself to the left with her anti-Trump grandstanding during and after the second impeachment of President Trump over the “insurrection.”
It’s not surprising that Cheney is sympathetic to what Jordan described as the latest iteration of the Democratic party’s anti-Trump witch hunt, “Impeachment Round 3.”
Pelosi insists her intentions are pure and that Democrats are “there to seek the truth” and “not to get Trump,” even as Pelosi considers adding Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), another anti-Trump cable news darling, to the panel.
According to Politico, Cheney said that Kinzinger would be a “tremendous addition to the committee.”
A number of pressing questions remain unanswered. It remains unknown who shot and killed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, and the cruel treatment of some Jan. 6 protesters in pre-trial detention has been criticized by Republicans and even some Democrats.