(USNewsMag.com) – The January 6 commission continues to investigate the 2021 US Capitol attack, calling several witnesses to provide testimony and documentation in order to piece together everything that happened. Republican Representatives Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) sit on the bipartisan committee. However, neither of these leaders fall into former President Donald Trump’s camp. Cheney’s ire became especially clear during a recent Wyoming legislature meeting.
On December 1, the Wyoming legislature addressed former President Donald Trump’s alleged desire to debate commission members. Cheney firmly responded by suggesting that he must proceed under oath if Trump wants a discussion.
The Republican leader also threatened to make him face “criminal penalties for every false word he speaks” during the debate.
Cheney:Trump has recently suggested that he wants to debate members of this committee. Any communications Mr. Trump has with this committee will be under oath and if he persists in lying then, he will accountable.. and subject to criminal penalties for every false word he speaks pic.twitter.com/fO169OS5lX
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 2, 2021
Cheney went on to talk about the former president and how she feels he misled Americans by making false claims about the 2020 general election. Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) jumped in to say that “no one is off-limits” to a subpoena from the committee, suggesting the statement may even extend to the former president.
Republicans who support Trump, including Representative Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA), see both Cheney and Kinzinger as traitors to the party. Green recently accused the committee of engaging in a “we hate Trump mission” in an interview with MTG.
Rep. @mtgreenee: "They're traitors and they went over there to Nancy Pelosi and they're going on there 'we hate Trump mission' and we want to destroy Trump Republicans. […] I want Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney kicked out of the GOP conference." (Video: "Firebrand" podcast) pic.twitter.com/DsmoNonCAH
— The Hill (@thehill) November 27, 2021
Only time will tell whether the January 6 commission decides to call the former president to the stand for his testimony. Still, the fact that they seem so ready to assume the worst is concerning. It also aligns with Trump’s persistent worry about being targeted by left-leaning politicians who only want to sabotage his efforts.
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