Cheney: Jan. 6 investigation is about 'fidelity' to the Constitution_freckle removal ottawa

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  • Liz CheneyLiz CheneyAmerican politician
  • Dick CheneyDick Cheney46th Vice President of the United States
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump45th President of the United States


Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) repeated what she characterized as her commitment to the Constitution and defended the actions of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack less than one week after she was censured by the Republican National Committee (RNC).

In an op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal, Cheney, a frequent and ardent critic of former President Trump, stated that the Jan. 6 committee's investigation is not only about the violence committed on the day, but also a duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

"The Jan. 6 investigation isn't only about the inexcusable violence of that day: It is also about fidelity to the Constitution and the rule of law, and whether elected representatives believe in those things or not," Cheney wrote.

"Those who do not wish the truth of Jan. 6 to come out have predictably resorted to attacking the process-claiming it is tainted and political."

The conservative and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney added that the committee is focused on "facts," not "rhetoric," and the committee will present these facts "without exaggeration, no matter what criticism they face."

The fiery rebuke from Cheney comes after the RNC last week voted to censure Cheney and her fellow Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) over their participation on the House committee.

The resolution that censured the lawmakers stated that the two are participating in the "persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse," adding that the RNC "shall immediately cease any and all support of" them "as members of the Republican Party for their behavior which has been destructive to the institution of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republican Party and our republic, and is inconsistent with the position of the Conference."

At the time, Cheney responded to the censure stating that she did not recognize those in her party that had "abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump."

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