- Cheney and Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger were the only GOP representative to vote in favor of the committee.
- Rep. Liz Cheney said Republican leaders’ courage “has faded.”
- Cheney said former President Donald Trump is accelerating his attacks on the Constitution.
Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican lawmakers to openly criticize former President Donald Trump, slapped her party leaders on Wednesday before the House vote to establish a bipartisan committee to investigate on January 6. . The capitol.
“The January 6 attack was an unprecedented attack on Congress and the functioning of our democratic process,” Cheney said in a statement. “Since January 6, the courage of the leaders of my party has waned. But the threat to our republic has not.”
Cheney highlighted former President Donald Trump’s participation on Capitol Hill and accused some lawmakers of appeasing him.
“Donald Trump repeats almost every day the same statements that previously provoked violence,” she said. “His attacks from him on our constitution are accelerating.”