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WATCH: ‘We are obligated to rise above politics,’ Rep. Cheney tells Jan. 6 committee


Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., spoke on July 27 about the importance of nonpartisan efforts to investigate the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Cheney, who has been a conservative Republican since 1984, said she has sharp disagreements on politics and policy with almost every Democratic member of the committee investigating the attack. But, she added, “in the end we are one nation under God.” When a Constitutional threat of this nature arises, Cheney said, “we are obligated to rise above politics.” She said it was important to get to objective truth through this investigation, and resist efforts by other politicians who are seeking to “cover up and obscure the facts.”

Cheney has been criticized by her party for supporting the investigation, led by a committee that includes seven Democrats and two Republicans, all appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Republicans, who have been wary of crossing former President Donald Trump, have criticized the process. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently withdrew the names of five GOP appointees after Pelosi rejected the participation of two of them.

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