Kinzinger celebrates Cheney being named to Jan. 6 select committee

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerSunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases Illinois Democrats propose new 'maximized' congressional map Anti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover MORE (R-Ill.) on Thursday celebrated Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyBennie Thompson not ruling out subpoenaing Trump Anti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover Thiel backing Trump-supported challenger to Cheney: report MORE’s (R-Wyo.) placement on the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, calling the pick “Fantastic news!”

Kinzinger and Cheney were the only two Republicans to support the resolution to create the panel, which passed the House in a 222-190 vote on Wednesday.


Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness Climate activists target Manchin Democrats face growing storm over IRS reporting provision MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday named Cheney as one of her eight picks for the committee; the rest were all Democrats. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthySchiff: McCarthy 'will do whatever Trump tells him' if GOP wins back House House GOP campaign arm raises .8 million in third quarter McCarthy raises nearly M so far this year MORE (R-Calif.) will now be tasked with filling the remaining five spots.

Kinzinger and Cheney were also two of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE earlier this year on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection.

GOP lawmakers later ousted Cheney from her leadership role as a rebuke for her anti-Trump stance and repeated remarks that challenged the former president’s false claims that widespread fraud cost him the election.


The House had earlier passed legislation to create a bipartisan commission to investigate Jan. 6, but Senate Republicans blocked its passage on Friday.

Cheney’s nomination comes after a Pelosi aide earlier this week said the Speaker was “seriously considering” including a Republican among her picks to the committee.

McCarthy reportedly warned members of his caucus that if they accept an appointment to join Pelosi’s select panel they will be stripped of their committee assignments, Punchbowl News reported on Thursday.

In a closed-door meeting with first-term House GOP members on Wednesday, the minority leader reportedly said he, not Pelosi, controls Republicans’ committee assignment, adding that if they accept Pelosi’s appointment they should plan on receiving all committee assignments from her.

Kinzinger dismissed the threat, however, asking: “Who gives a shit?”