representative Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) criticized Republican Congressman Liz Cheney (R-WY) for publicly opposing the House Minority Leader’s withdrawal of Republican appointments to the January 6 committee.
Georgia lawmakers are responding to the press conference, which Cheney condemns Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Pick his choice from the team responsible for investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the former president Donald Trump.
McCarthy, who selected five appointees, issued an ultimatum to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi Don’t reject the staunch Trump supporter representative Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH).
Pelosi has approved McCarthy’s other draft picks, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Troy Niels (R-TX).
When Pelosi did not change her position on Jordan and Banks, McCarthy pulled three of his other Republican appointees Said that the Speaker of the House of Representatives “destroyed this institution.”
This prompted Cheney to tell reporters on the steps of the U.S. Capitol that McCarthy was “trying to prevent the American people from understanding what happened and preventing this investigation.”
But in a tweet on Wednesday, Green described Cheney’s press conference as “shameful.”
“She should continue to join the Democratic Party. I believe Nancy Pelosi will welcome her with open arms. She has actually joined,” she added. Weekly newspaper Cheney’s office has been contacted for comments.
Cheney is the only Republican among the eight nominated by Pelosi As a member of the committee, the committee is scheduled to hold its first hearing on July 27.
The Wyoming state representative encountered strong opposition from the party for criticizing Trump and voting to impeach the former president after the January 6 attacks.
Cheney said Wednesday in defense of Pelosi’s rejection of McCarthy’s two draft picks: “There must be a non-partisan investigation…a serious investigation, wherever they may lead, they must understand the facts.”
When talking about Jordan, Cheney said that he was “probably an important witness to the events that led to the rebellion,” while Banks “disqualified himself” and regarded the committee as a “political platform,” Hill reported.
At the same time, Jeff Sitz, who is opposing Jordan in the Fourth Congressional District of Ohio and calling on Pelosi to veto his position on the committee, welcomed the move by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“From the very beginning, McCarthy, Jim Jordan and the company tried to prevent the independent investigation on January 6,” he told Weekly newspaper In a statement.
“Without them, this committee will have a better life.”
Weekly newspaper The offices of Jordan and McCarthy have been contacted for comments.