Last year, Liz Cheney was few progressives’ notion of a savior, but a lot has changed since then. The Wyoming congresswoman, who was one of the most prominent Republicans in the House until May, has been one of the few in her party to stand up to former President Donald Trump, who continues to govern the party despite being a disgraced oddball who now lives in resorts with strangers. She has kept her ground, even after her colleagues robbed her of some power, and that includes not holding back when criticizing Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for his repeated attempts to sabotage investigations into the events of Jan. 6.
Cheney tore McCarthy limb from limb the day after he boldly selected several highly suspect members to the Democrat-led committee — foremost among them Jim Jordan, who is accused of aiding incite the failed insurgency.
“The rhetoric we have heard from the minority leader is disingenuous,” Cheney told reporters. “At every opportunity, the minority leader has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened.”
She also agreed with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that Jordan, as well as Jim Banks, who voted against recognizing the election of now-President Joe Biden, were correct in rejecting them. Jordan might be a “material witness” in their probe, she said. Banks, she claimed, had “disqualified himself” by his recent comments, which “demonstrate that he is not taking this seriously.”
“Anyone who would play politics with an attack on the United States Capitol is abhorrent and disgraceful,” she added. I’m fully committed to ensuring that those responsible are held accountable and that this never happens again as a result of our investigation.”
McCarthy has been accused of attempting to smear the probe, which might lead to the indictment of a number of Republicans, including Jordan, Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz, and perhaps McCarthy himself. Republicans like McCarthy and Jordan have accused the committee of playing politics, so it could be a case of projection, which is one of the modern conservative’s favorite cheap techniques.