Former House Republican Caucus Chair Liz Cheney on Thursday was appointed to serve as the vice chair of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, vowing to “assure” the panel conducts a “non-partisan, professional, and thorough investigation.”
Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., tapped Cheney, R-Wyo., who he said has “demonstrated again and again her commitment to getting answers about January 6th, ensuring accountability, and doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people.”
“Her leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort,” Thompson said.
The move comes as Republicans have criticized the panel and its investigation as purely partisan.
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