Liz Cheney Erupts On Republicans

Office of Representative Liz Cheney, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Former House Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) took to Twitter on Wednesday (March 8) to welcome potential plans from House Republicans to probe the January 6 insurrection for themselves now that they have control of the lower chamber.

In a tweet, Cheney asserted that if House Republicans want a “new Jan 6 hearings, bring it on,” adding, “Let’s replay every witness & all the evidence from last year.”.

However, Cheney suggested “those members who sought pardons and/or hid from subpoenas” would have to “be confronted on live TV with the unassailable evidence.”

The former lawmaker served as the Vice Chairwoman of the now-defunct House January 6 Panel in the last Congress, which concluded after 18 months with the panel making criminal referrals against former President Donald Trump.

In the referral, the panel suggested the Department of Justice investigate Trump for conspiracy to defraud the country, inciting an insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to make a false statement.

Republicans’ intentions to pursue their own January 6 probe were first mentioned before the 2022 midterms. Republicans mentioned pursuing the probe when they took control of the House.

Although the GOP didn’t take control of the Senate, since they gained control of the House, they have been considering probes into January 6 in addition to an investigation into the panel Cheney participated in.

Discussions about the probes have gained new steam since House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) gave Fox News host Tucker Carlson and his team over 40,000 hours of footage from January 6. Carlson has since started to air some of the exclusive footage.