Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the Democratic-controlled House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, was named vice chairwoman of the panel on Tuesday.
In a statement, Cheney said that she accepted the position in order to achieve the goal of “conducting a non-partisan, professional, and thorough investigation of all the relevant facts regarding January 6th and the threat to our Constitution we faced that day.”
The presence of Cheney and fellow Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois on the committee has enraged some other Republicans. They were appointed to the panel by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rather than by Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who pulled all his Republican recommendations after Pelosi blocked two of his picks from sitting on the panel. Seven other Democrats sit on the committee.