Cheney 'honored to serve' on Jan. 6 panel

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyEmboldened Trump takes aim at GOP foes Jan. 6 committee taps former Bush administration official as top lawyer Wyoming county GOP rejects effort to rescind Cheney's party status MORE (R-Wyo.) on Thursday said she was "honored to serve" as the only Republican on the select committee to investigate the events of the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

"I'm honored to have been named to serve on the January 6th select committee. Congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation of the most serious attack on our Capitol since 1814," Cheney said in a statement.

"That day saw the most sacred space in our Republic overrun by an angry and violent mob attempting to stop the counting of electoral votes and threatening the peaceful transfer of power," she continued.

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Cheney was one of the 10 Republican House members who voted in favor of impeaching former President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE for "incitement of insurrection." Her vote led to her being ousted as chairwoman House Republican Conference.

"What happened on January 6th can never happen again. Those who are responsible for the attack need to be held accountable and this select committee will fulfill that responsibility in a professional, expeditious, and non-partisan manner," Cheney added.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Jan. 6 committee taps former Bush administration official as top lawyer Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan MORE (D-Calif.) announced Thursday morning she had named Cheney to serve on the Jan. 6 select committee.

"Congresswoman Liz Cheney of the Armed Services Committee patriotically agreed to serve on the committee," Pelosi said during a press briefing. "We're very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on the committee."

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