(CNN)Only two House Republicans — Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — voted Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
Both GOP lawmakers, who are frequent critics of former President Donald Trump, were among the 35 House Republicans who voted to establish an independent commission, which was blocked by Senate Republicans.
Many Republicans have criticized the select committee, accusing Democrats of creating a partisan panel that will be used to attack former President Donald Trump. House GOP Whip Steve Scalise recommended House Republicans oppose the select committee on Tuesday, although GOP leaders did not formally whip the vote.
Cheney and Kinzinger have each faced backlash for their high-profile criticism of Trump.
In a dramatic move, House Republicans ousted Cheney from her leadership post as conference chair in May after she repeatedly called out Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen.
Cheney sharply criticized Republican leaders and explained her decision to vote in support of a select committee in a statement on Wednesday.
“Since January 6th, the c
Go To The SourceRead More