‘Not On My Bucket List’: Even House Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump Don’t Want to Serve on Jan. 6 Commission

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has an unusual task on his desk this week: appoint five House Republicans to serve on the Jan. 6 select committee, which Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) created after Republicans blocked a bipartisan commission on the issue from moving forward. This all comes after McCarthy himself had threatened any Republicans who accepted an appointment from Pelosi with being stripped of their committees, and many Republicans — even those who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — have publicly expressed their unwillingness to participate.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was ousted from House Republican leadership earlier this year for her apostasy regarding Trump, made it
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