Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was one of the two Republicans on the House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6th, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, responded to the House Republicans’ plans to potentially have their own investigation of the January 6th event now that they have won control of the lower chamber.
In reference to this, Cheney took to Twitter to write that if the House GOP wanted an entirely new special committee they should “bring it on.” She then called them to “replay every witness & all the evidence” and added that they should also have those who sought pardons or tried to hide from subpoenas “sit on the dais” and “be confronted on live TV with the unassailable evidence.”
Cheney had served as the vice chairwoman of the panel during the last Congress. Following the end of the investigation, the panel made criminal referrals against former President Trump and even called on the Department of Justice to investigate him for his involvement in inciting the insurrection as well as for conspiring to defraud the country, conspiring to make a false statement and obstruction of an official proceeding.
Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in November, the Republicans had previously stated that they were interested in conducting their own January 6th probe if they won control of the lower chamber. While the GOP did not manage to flip the House, they were successful in flipping the lower chamber, and they are now considering launching another probe into January 6th.
The GOP is now reconsidering launching a probe following Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) controversial decision to provide access to thousands of hours of video footage from January 6th to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.