‘Despicable and Disgraceful’: Cheney Slams McCarthy Over Jan. 6 Investigation, Says He Should Not Be House Speaker

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) tore into House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in a press conference Wednesday, calling his handling of the proposed Jan. 6 investigation “despicable and disgraceful.”

Cheney’s presser came hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took what she referred to as an “unprecedented” step in blocking two Republicans nominated by McCarthy to join the bipartisan select committee to investigate the Capitol riot.

McCarthy responded to Pelosi blocking the two members of Congress — Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) — by pulling all five Republicans he had nominated.

Cheney, who was nominated by Pelosi to serve on the committee, said she agreed with the move from the Democratic leader.

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