Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) said she believes Jan. 6 was a very dark day for the U.S., but she also said that doesn’t legitimize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) partisan committee.
The conservative House Freedom Caucus wants Representatives Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) penalized for cozying up to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her January 6 commission. Members of the caucus gathered for a press conference Thursday to announce their effort to take the two lawmakers out of the House GOP conference.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) has been set to deliver an opening statement at the first hearing of the January 6 Select Committee. At the hearing on Tuesday, Cheney’s remarks will follow the Democrat chair of the committee, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson (D).
GOP lawmakers have decried House Democrats’ Jan. 6 commission as being a purely partisan venture.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the January 6 committee. Kinzinger released a statement on Sunday and confirmed his acceptance of the Democrat’s offer to sit on the investigatory panel.