tv Rep. Cheney on GOP Pulling Out of Jan. 6th Committee CSPAN July 22, 2021 1:10am-1:20am EDT
equal subpoena power, equal scope and don't interfere with any law enforcements going forward. she could not agree with that. we watched today, even when the sides were separated, even when the power went to one, she went further than anyone has gone before. i think it's very clear to the mesh public -- to the american public that this is a sham. but we will make sure we get to the real answers. thank you very much. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2021] [captioning performed by the. national captioning institute,. which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> after minority leader kevin mccarthy's news conference, congresswoman liz cheney spoke to reporters. she is a republican but has been appointed to the january 6
committee by house speaker nancy pelosi. rep. cheney: i want to take a minute to talk about the appointments to the january 6 committee. the rhetoric from the minority leader is disingenuous. the attack on this building on january 6 was the worst attack on this capital since 1814. it was an attack on our constitution. we supported what would have been the best option, which was a bipartisan independent commission. the minority leader lobbied against that in the senate and the senate blocked it. the american people deserve to know what happened. the people who did this must be held accountable. there must be an investigation that is nonpartisan, sober,
serious, that gets to the facts wherever they may lead. at every opportunity, the minority leader has attempted to prevent the american people from understanding what happened, to block this investigation. today the speaker objected to two republican members. she accepted three others, objected to 2, 1 of whom may be a material witness to events that led to january 6. the other disqualified himself by his comments over the last 24 hours, demonstrating he is not taking this seriously, not dealing with the facts of this investigation, but viewed it as a political platform. this investigation must go forward. the idea that anyone would play politics with an attack on the united states capitol is despicable and disgraceful. i am dedicated to making sure this investigation holds those
accountable who did this and ensures it never happens again. the american people deserve that. >> do you think you can still get the nonpartisan investigation, given that no republican but yourself will participate? rep. cheney: i am confident we will have a nonpartisan investigation, that it will go wherever the facts may lead. there are three members that the minority leader opposed that the speaker did not object to. the rhetoric around this from the minority leader and those two members has been disgraceful. this investigation must be focused on facts. the idea that any of this has become politicized is unworthy of the office we all hold and our republic. >> did you urge the speaker to take this step? rep. cheney: i agree with what the speaker has done. >> mccarthy wants to become speaker next year.
do you think he deserves to be in the aftermath of his actions? rep. cheney: i think any person who would be third in line to the presidency must demonstrate a commitment to the constitution and the rule of law and minority leader mccarthy has not done that. >> are there other republicans you are speaker pelosi believe should be part of this investigation? the three she did not veto are not going to participate. rep. cheney: there are many republicans, the vast majority of the republicans in the house and across the country recognize and understand this was an assault on our democracy and constitution and there must be a facts based investigation so this never happens again. we cannot allow the voices who are attempting to prevent the american people from doing this to prevail. >> does this play into republican messaging that this was partisan from the beginning? rep. cheney: absolutely not.
this committee has been focused and i am focused on ensuring we get to the facts. there were 35 republicans who supported an independent, bipartisan commission, which would have been the preferable way to go. minority leader mccarthy opposed that aggressively add lobbied against it in the senate. we must have the investigation. this is our only option left and people must be willing to put their oath to the constitution of partisan politics and party. i am committed to doing that and ensuring this investigation gets to the truth of what happened. >> thank you. thank you, thank you. >> -- based on substance, facts, principal, and allegiance to the constitution. >> thank you.
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